overplotted

overplotted

(ˌəʊvəˈplɒtɪd)
adj
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) relating to an excessively elaborate plot
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Overplotted, convoluted and self-consciously weird, "Ruben Brandt, Collector" takes viewers on a whirligig tour through a carefully aestheticized dreamscape, with Krstic playfully re-creating works by Vel[sz]zquez, Manet, Gauguin and Warhol.
If The Girl on the Train seemed overplotted and confusing to some readers, it is a model of clarity next to this latest effort.
Average 95-hPa temperatures for the I Feb-15 Mar period from ERA-Interim are overplotted, along with the incidence of infrared brightness temperatures less than 210 K (from geostationary meteorological satellites).
A symbol with an overplotted bar denotes an average value.
The Adult Swim hit is an adoring mashup of '90s-era family sitcoms and today's overplotted high-concept sci-fi dramas.
There's sufficient drama in these moments to render superfluous the movie's preposterously overplotted third act, recklessly endangering characters in whom we have zero investment to begin with; to call it "manipulative" would be giving it far too much credit.
Overplotted is a cosine function, cos ($4n), (see fig.
In other hands, films of this description can be turgidly overplotted and hysterically overacted.
In Gaga Feminism, Jack Halberstam brilliantly shows how contemporary representations of heterosexuality, masculinity, and femininity are overplotted, contrived, and full of pathos.
"'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' is not a good film -- it's inconsistently acted, and somehow both underwritten and overplotted," Andrew Barker of (http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117949093/) Variety wrote, "but it has some good things going for it.
The Dallas Morning News opines that Brock Clarke's attempt to pull off "whimsy, satire and black comedy" all in the same novel results in a muddle, and other critics decry it as overplotted. However, most reviewers are enchanted with this seductive, whimsical novel that, at its core, asks how we remain true to the stories we tell--and ourselves.
After all, the novel's formula is much the same as it was in Pynchon's earlier books, a formula that had been lambent (to borrow a popular word in Against the Day) up to now: overplotted plotlessness, cartoon names, science sorties, surreal shenanigans, and tortuous, torturous syntax.