life’s a bean and then you die
“When you play Death Stranding, the dynamics are exactly the opposite of every other video game. You are taught virtues that seem impossible in gaming. Patience, empathy, solidarity. It’s the only game I’ve played where I thought I was a better person at the end of a game, ever.”
This is an extremely generic fluff piece that celebrates Hideo’s career. It features the main cast of Death Stranding as well as a few random celebrities. Grimes definitely didn’t make sense…
This is my third time watching this movie because I’m willing to admit I’m wrong. It has hurt to be on the outside on this one, and not because of being called a prude or pearl-clutcher for disliking it.
There’s a sort of irony in my disliking it as someone who has essentially lived this story. I left a life behind in order to escape a harmful and possessive partner who wasn’t even the first in my life to threaten…
I didn’t cry until the post-screening q&a with director Celine Song. Near closing, she described the film so beautifully as being a confirmation of death [of a relationship]. I would say it’s a confirmation of depth.
Inyeon is the idea that every moment of connection matters. Something as innocuous as brushing sleeves with a stranger in a crowd can hold the significance of a dozen past lifetimes. I love the line that supposes the connection could go as far back…