You ever see a movie demolish an entire subgenre?
I watched this PHW video religiously ever since BoRhap, and it's right about everything. And watching Walk Hard really makes me think about the idea of celebrity in general—it seems like consensus is that people love these stories because people love a hero's journey narrative. Which I appreciate and understand, but, as was one of the points in the video, you really end up minimizing the unique complexities and struggles of…
I haven't seen a nice epic period piece in a while, and this was a lovely experience. It cultivates the best of what the genre has to offer, and as a history lover, it's awesome to see the costumes, battle sequences, and grand settings; enhanced, of course, by the fantastic direction and editing (a lot of the scenes have a genuine sense of tension and grandeur to them!)
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A fitting watch, considering earlier today I saw a news story about a man's suicide footage circulating on TikTok. The internet's got too much f'd up shit on it, man!
A bit uneven in terms of the writing, but still good! There's a few scenes in the beginning (such as the "conservative guy" scene) that made me uneasy about whether this would be terrible or radically out of touch, but once the central premise kicks in and the "woke comedian"…
Caden lives out his final days, his actions being narrated by an earpiece, because life is predetermined; everything that will happen, has. Because "this is everyone's experience, every single one, the specifics hardly matter, everyone is everyone". The end is built into the beginning, dying is just a result of being born