Simply wild for the films of the silver screen!
It's like a dispatch from a cooler alternate reality where that grody, grungy Klasky-Csupo/Oddworld/Ident/Monkeybone aesthetic just kept rolling and rolling like a snowball turning into an avalanche. This is easily the best looking movie since 9/11 that I can think of. You might not agree that a movie that features chimpanzee torture and a hallway of faceless immortal titans being shocked in electric chairs and emptying their bowels infinitely into deeper and deeper layers of Hell is beautiful but if…
Fundamentally evil movie. As a kid I disliked it because it kept manipulating me on a sentimental level I was completely unable to articulate my discomfort with. It just made me feel "bad" in a way I couldn't express with any more nuance than that. Made me feel homesick even though I only watched it once while I was at home.
Lo and behold! The cruel set conditions seeped out onto the film itself. I wasn't an especially sensitive or…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It rules that Bong Joon-Ho anticipates you anticipating a twist where the rich family is smarter than they appear and then pulls the rug out from under you to reveal that they’re actually even dumber and more casually cruel than you originally thought. That’s radical realism, baby.