Best guess, this was probably my 5th time watching this movie. I had the good fortune of completely unleashing this movie on a very unsuspecting audience, and it absolutely never disappoints. There is such a large place in my heart for Taika Waititi films and anything at all involving Jemaine Clement. Not only is this movie quaint and uproariously funny, it also has such strong emotional arcs that are always so shocking to brand new audiences and those who are rewatching alike. Such a gem.
With such absolute batshit making up the bedrock of our political landscape currently, it's so inspiring to see something that reminds us all that change is difficult but not impossible, that progress is hard but it is necessary, and that there are people out there fighting the good fight and so we can too.
I adore Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and I'm so, so uplifted by her political voice and career, and I see so much potential in her and women like…
Well... there was a lot going on here. This whole movie is honestly kind of a mess, but it's a really fun mess. I really love the fact that they completely leaned into the whole mid-90s Euro-trash clubbing aesthetic, because there were some instances that were supposed to be either horrifying or very serious and you could just hear euro-beats BLASTING from somewhere in the background, and it's golden.
I also watched this film with friends, and I'm slowly coming…
This was the top of the list of films that people would bully me for not seeing. And you know what? I kind of get it. The majority of what I really liked about this movie was concerning the effects, and specifically that hellish animatronic shark (because the behind the scenes disasters with that thing are infamous and, frankly, impressive).
I certainly did not have a pure viewing experience, which heavily changed my opinion on the film, for two big…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This film is very Blair-Witch-meets-Babadook-meets-The-Witch-meets-10-Cloverfield-Lane (which I'll explain later), and that's not always a good thing. I feel like that the majority of the time is the audience sitting there thinking, "This could have been so much better," and you walk away genuinely wondering how they fumbled the bag that badly.
Not to say that it's a bad film—by all means, I think it was alright overall, with a few instances of great visuals and a creepy concept (of you…
It must be said: the score is phenomenal. The soundtrack alone gives the fight sequences a frenzied energy that would be sorely lacking otherwise. It is truly groovy. And imagine my surprise when I get to the credits and I see it was the one and only Hans Zimmer.
Beyond that, it’s alright overall. Some nice performances from RDJ and Jude Law, but much of the ensemble was a bit scattered when it came to their acting. It’s fairly classic…
The haircuts are so wrong that it feels like one of the editors swapped the hair-dos of each of the cast members digitally in post as some sort of a prank and either no one noticed or no one cared enough to go back and correct it.
Aside from that, I understand that this is supposed to be a pretty iconic and/or recognizable film, but I can't think of anything in this that was intentionally good or enjoyable, and much…
First, I need to get this off of my chest: THESE SPECIAL EFFECTS. Wow.
I think that there was a lot of care put into this film, and it's clear from nearly every component that this was the case. Following my viewing of "Annihilation," I could immediately tell that this was a film that the audience would get bogged down with trying to understand exactly what happened instead of what it means, which makes everything make sense.
There were times…
This is, in my opinion, absolutely everything you could ever want from a film. I always have a very special, very large place in my heart for "The Princess Bride" (and let's be honest, it occupies quite a bit of space in my memory too with all of those quotes), but I always seem to fall deeper in love with this tale and everyone apart of it when I watch it again.
Knowing about the production of this movie after…
Dear LORD... there is way too much going on in this film, and the horrible accents are 90% of it (ft. Sean Connery playing an Egyptian Spaniard whose accent slowly becomes progressively more Scottish as the film goes on and a lead that sounds like he fits more in "The Room" than "Braveheart"). The effects, the story, the acting, the plot arc... all of it is an absolute riot.
I watched this with two of the funniest people I know,…
This film is still funny every time I watch it, and so immensely quotable. Now that I have seen some actual B-movies released in all seriousness that rival the antics of Kung Fury, I appreciate the film that much more because of all of the fun. Most of these stars are merely because of how recommendable it is.
I’m a big fan of telling someone about this movie and then just unleashing it on them because they will not know what to expect. To this day, Kung Führer is one of the greatest puns of all time and absolutely nothing can top it.
WOW. Wow. Lupita N’Yongo is INCREDIBLE and I love her dearly. Jordan Peele is so deliberate with everything that’s in this film it’s frightening but also awe-inspiring. Some of the twists we see were still stunning but well established, so it’s very clear that Peele & Co. had an iron-clad grip over the narrative and the audience, frankly.
I barely have any words because I’m still attempting to process all of the layers of the complex, interwoven commentary. This will definitely become a very significant piece of film history and I’m glad I was able to see it theatrically.