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A real loss-of-innocence movie for me, because there was once a time when Zack Snyder was among my favorite directors. Dawn of the Dead? Loved it. 300? Loved it. Watchmen? I defended it, even though I could sense that there was something wrong with it. But after Army of the Dead and revisiting Batman v Superman, I just can't stand the guy's work anymore. Perhaps that's my metamorphosis into a full-fledged snob/hipster, but none of this stuff works for me…
Truly hilarious if you can get past the 1-hour mark. It's like Christian Slater decided to give up on the movie working, and he just starts hamming it up and having fun. The movie concludes with (1) a footchase through Spokane Washington's depleted St. Patrick's day parade, (2) a genuinely fun car chase between two Oldsmobile beaters, and (3) someone taking over a private jet and crashing it into the ground.
But the first hour is pretty dire, so you've…
A mysterious car bomb
A desolate US/Mexican Border Town
A crooked police captain
A fortune teller
A half-wit hotel night-man
A gang of greasers
A interracial couple, framed for murder
Feels like a Coen Bros movie.
Touch of Evil is a grotesque, fatalist piece of virtuoso filmmaking. And like every post-Ambersons Welles movie, it's held together with duct tape and Elmer's glue and substantial ADR. Crackling with energy (many of the interviews talk about how quickly it was shot, how…