Between this and I Am Easy To Find, the visual album has hit a ridiculous high point. Plus, being a huge Oakland A’s AND Lonely Island fan, I think this was tailor made for me. I won’t go to much into it, but I’ll definitely say that these guys sure do bash!
The moment that really sets this apart from the other monster flicks that this film has endlessly inspired is not one that where scientists congregate or is it Godzilla ripping down building. It’s actually a moment of palpable emotion as the city burns down around a mother and her children as she says they’ll be joining their father soon. The moment is jarringly dark for what one would expect from your average “B-movie” experience and it is extremely reminiscent to…
Watching this again after years and years convincing myself that this was in fact Tarantino’s crowning achieve was a strange experience. The first half of the film was all fine and good. It was all mostly how I remembered it. Occasional moments played out slightly differently though. Just tiny things here and there that were slightly skewed, probably due to recollecting the social memory of this film rather than the actual film itself.
Aside from this, the only thing I…
The overall ridiculousness (over the top melodrama, slapstick, visual compositions) of this film gets me to thinking this is supposed to be a biting Hitchcock parody. But the tonal wonkiness of it all makes it fall somewhere between straight-forward Hitchcockian thriller and a Zucker Bros film, ultimately having the power of neither. Still, Donen delivers some really fun and eye-poppingly complicated directorial flourishes that makes for a moderately enjoyable experience even if it doesn’t totally hold together from moment to moment.