Why did NO ONE tell me Roger Deakins was a visual consultant on this
Not sure what I expected of this sometimes amusing but generally boring side-story that the original series (rightfully) seems to pretend never happened. The animation I still colorful and fun, and the characters are generally nice to be around (thanks in part to charming voice performances), but the plot just... isn’t there. Long sequences of not much precede predictable ‘shocking’ events, and the film disregards the series’ prominent theme of publicity and the social consequences of battles whenever convenient.
A satire of slasher films that plays out like a sitcom, House manages to be hilarious, disturbing, and heartfelt, usually all at once. I will admit to being somewhat annoyed by the clichéd, incessantly giggling protagonists at first, but that proved to be an asset to the film as the plot went on. Even when it went in directions I didn’t entirely like at the end, and it’s surreal imagery felt empty, the film is nonetheless wildly entertaining throughout.
Going into this with the full knowledge of my feelings for it, I initially tried picking apart every shot and every shape. Needless to say, that didn’t last long. Even when watching from a TV as opposed to a theater screen, this was an overwhelming and hypnotic cinematic experience filled with unadulterated awe, and definitely a personal favorite.
Noticed the Overman allegory on my previous viewing but until now I didn’t notice how much of the Last Man was in…