riguarda qual son io
Lover of goodness, truth, and especially beauty.
Writer of essays and fiction.
I think this one goes harder on the 2001 references than every other piece of Evangelion media, which is saying something.
The increasingly CGI-heavy animation can be very busy and even ugly; this is, alas, the first piece of Evangelion media that I didn't always enjoy looking at. And while a certain level of bewilderment is par for the course with Evangelion, this felt like the first time I was simply lost in a way that left me cold. I…
There is so much that I admire about this film, from Saul Bass' titles to Alex North's beautifully haunting score to an array of scene stealing performances from an absolutely stacked cast. The buildup to the big battle (if not the battle itself) is breathtaking. Seeing it projected in 70mm on a big screen was, in so many ways, a great experience (though marred somewhat by projectionist blunders).
I don't think historical authenticity is ideal in every case; it certainly…
A dazzlingly impressive sleight of hand: Cruise and McQuarrie make 2 hours and 43 minutes disappear just like that. This thing moves like a gale force wind (and knocks my critical hat clean off in the process – I've had such a hard time pulling my thoughts together in any coherent way).
Since Ghost Protocol, the Mission: Impossible films have started chaining their action scenes, which is to say they've adopted the following format: multi-part set piece, exposition,…