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impressive, low-budget style, great physical performance from its lead and appropriately fun and unpretentious; just couldn't help but feel like i should've been,,, feeling more? on paper that ending seems like it should kill but beyond a bit of lip-service towards "ideas" there's very little actual interest here in analog vs. digital outside of what it means to the body. whannell is surprisingly competent behind the camera but he's a bit too interested in his plotting to let loose into something truly primal *or* cerebral, and simply doesn't have the formal imagination for the more spiritual/metaphysical realm that that finale suggests. but hey that head explosion was pretty gnarly.

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