Further proof that Justin Long rules and elevates everything he’s in.
Ok, one more movie after this to catch up with all the 2023 viewings. Buckle up, cowboys and cowgirls, the last of 2023 is a special one 💖
"People have tried to corner the market on being offended, corner the market on language and corner the market on opinion. Should I lose my job 'cause I offended somebody? No, of course not. Your life should never be affected by public opinion."
"The case is I talk for a living, so I should be able to say anything I want to say regardless of how you feel. What we're starting to deal with now is your opinion matters, but…
I didn’t have the pleasure of seeing this in a crowded theater. I watched this at my apartment while packing all my kitchen stuff (we moved just before the new year) and watching my son. I am genuinely curious if audiences were laughing as hard as I was during the “Black Friday” store rampage scenes?
Second, there’s a gnarly scene where one of the girls falls into a table saw, cutting half her hand, ultimately opening up her…
Jim Cummings is just so good at playing these smarmy, self-loathing prickly douche-bags that its disappointing the movie ends on such an ambiguous note. Although I liked it, its ultimately an intriguing premise, with promising implications, but its various threads never ultimately come together in any meaningful way.
Loved and enjoyed Brie Larsons performance here. The series starts well and has some genuine surprises, until it settles into an utterly predictable final third. Also, just getting tired of black characters being entirely defined by their race and social predicament. Not unique to this show but c’mon dude, please just make interesting characters. Tired of watching these solid actors embody cliched supplements to the white characters plights. Or to some prescribed social justice cause. The black characters feel shoe-horned in and completely unnecessary because of it.
Gareth Edwards and his team made the most convincing Christopher Nolan movie not made by the man himself. That’s not a knock on the movie, just a feeling I had while soaking in the tone and atmosphere of The Creator. Ultimately, I think this is a story that makes more sense and is more expertly executed in the Wachowski sisters’ Animatrix shorts, The Second Renaissance parts I and II. The story logic here breaks down upon any serious scrutiny. That said, I still had fun getting high on it’s propulsive pheromones.
Honestly, I’m catching up with a bunch of shit I watched in 2023 that I did not get a chance to write about before we turned over into the new year. This ain’t my first rodeo with this incredible movie but it was my first time watching on the fantastic new 4K disc put out by the awesome folks at Vinegar Syndrome. Don’t sleep on this excellent release and, um, y’know, long live the new flesh baby 👾🎮🔫