Leave it to Lord & Miller to take a tired-superhero origin story and make it fresh, unique, and actually funny. And not just quippy funny, which would completely fit in a spidey movie, but character driven funny which we almost never get. The Spiderpeoples movements were instinctive, reflexive, almost lazily so, like this is all too easy for a seasoned spiderman. That was great. Most importantly I think was how the collider and the implication of it doesn’t force weightlessness on…
Still a heavy film and cinematic as hell despite only being a cool eighty minutes. Ivan Locke is the most honorable and dependable man in England but he still fucks up. The whole thing was so satisfying as he went down his phone book making calls, letting all these different emotions hit him. Everything that’s not in the movie makes it unique and altogether a different movie experience.
Did make me wonder how much of modern life is built by men living not for posterity but reputation.
May I pine for this simpler 2001 time? When mini displays of master filmmaking from visionaries like Altman would go casually overlooked and after hype season would sink into the folds of unexpected joy until I discovered it one day while flipping through my local library's movie selection. What's going on now? Crisis conveyor movies and indecent dramas that make the academy look bad in its old age. Who was my favorite in the movie? I'm ashamed to say I didn't know most of their names beforehand.