Searching for Radical Empathy.
The biggest mistake you can make when watching this film is not approaching it as a horror film.
There is something deeply personal about horror films where normal, average humans are scarier than the monster. As a queer person, different from the norm, never clearly defined, this kind of fear speaks to me in a way I hadn’t realized until I saw this movie.
“You have to let me in”, “Please, be me for a little while...”
Everybody seems to have plans for Mona. Work on this, do that, live over there, never genuinely caring. They offer her pity instead of empathy, sometimes even jealous of her freedom.
I’ve been thinking about the farmer and his final thoughts on Mona
“By proving she’s useless, she’s helping the system she’s rejecting.”
Except, from my point of view, settling down and turning passive is probably an even worse way to fight, ever the centrist, he’s looking to assimilate rather…
As visually interesting or striking as the live action The King of Fighters Movie.
If you want to see fatalities I guess you’ll get your money’s worth 🤷♀️
It’s 2021, we have movies with talking raccoons and they are still scared shitless of showing a martial arts tournament, unbelievable.
“I’m not broken, and I’m not alone”
Usual traps of the super hero folk aside, this was a lot of fun!
Dealing with trauma and the loss of a loved one through an existencial threat and empathizing with your friends’ experiences in the process, Death is not the end.
Could’ve done without another unnecessary knightmare scene, but I guess we may as well have it.