Impossible to judge this on its own merits, as it's not an actual film but two extended episodes of the TV series put together, and fundamentally cannot be experienced without 600+ minutes of preparation. The first part is far stronger than the second, which dives headlong into surrealism and preaches its ideas over what ultimately becomes little more than a screensaver of ham-fisted symbolism before it just stops. I'm not sure this was entirely necessary, although I do appreciate the…
As problematic as it is enjoyable. The structure of the story is baffling – starts incredibly fast, then drags for ages, then presses fast-forward and speed runs through the finish before jumping into a different lane entirely. Character development is virtually non-existent, world-building stops after a few episodes and then radically shifts in the latter episodes. There is far too much repetition in regards to both character psychology and the mech fights. Almost all feelings and emotions are delivered through…
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Move over, Triumph of the Will. We've got a fresh new load of propaganda!
For a movie that acts almost like a travelogue for how awesome America is, don't you think it's odd that the story centers around your average American - some random, low-intelligence nobody?
The theme of this movie is simple: Do as you're told.
That's all Forrest does in the whole movie, and he ends up a famous millionaire entrepreneur war hero athlete and pop culture icon.…