“A big young black guy just made a good play, so here’s a sideline shot of a big old white guy.”
The whole gig’s been a real gas, man.
FAIR USE: CRITICISM – Can you dig it, man?
FAIR USE: CRITICISM – I’m gonna win.
“What is fascinating about the Douglas character, as written and played, is the core of sadness in his soul. Yes, by the time we meet him, he has gone over the edge. But there is no exhilaration in his rampage, no release. He seems weary and confused, and in his actions he unconsciously follows scripts that he may have learned from the movies, or on the news, where other frustrated misfits vent their rage on innocent bystanders.”
So when I was a semi-wee one, there was a specific moment that marked the end of the beginning and the start of the next phase.
Thank God I didn’t know it was a portent for a certainty.
Earl Grey, please.
“…i’m the bad guy?”
His life consists largely of fear and pain and despair; fortunately and blessfully saved by the love of the only person that truly understands him.
Inspirational Quote: “I need to believe…something extraordinary is possible.”
More painful than funny. But then again I’m in a pretty sh1t mood.
I looked outside and saw some birds.
I thought to myself, “If they all attacked en masse it’d be pretty darn creepy”.
Now Alfred Hitchcock, who’s supposed to be so bloody wonderful, padded that out to two hours.
Lost all the tension.
The setup is mediocre and so is a lot of the dialogue, but still, pretty darn creepy.
“My opponent for office just received an endorsement from the Puppy Haters Association. Is that the sort of person you would want to vote for?”
No hate Puppies! 🙁
It’s a movie-long joke. And like most jokes, it’s good when it’s funny and it’s boring when it tries to get “dramatic”.
Goes from amusing to “please let it end” not even halfway through.
Do all humans eventually come to the same general conclusions and revelations about life and meaning?
And if so, are we doing a favor or stunting growth by recording them for the future?
It’s beautifully (and carefully) made.
It wasn’t what I expected, and it wasn’t as good as I thought it might be; I felt like it could be great, that everything established slowly in the beginning would produce more than it did.
But it’s still an achievement, and it’s something worth watching before you read the plot.
“Intuition is the journey from A to Z without stopping at any other letter along the way. It is knowing without knowing why.”
“Do right by him, he’s a good guy. I wouldn’t be inside if it wasn’t for him.”
“No. No. Long Beach Mike is not your f@cking amigo, man. Long Beach Mike is a f@cking scumbag. He’s selling out his amigos. That’s what kind of a nice guy he f@cking is, alright?”
“Gradually trees became fewer, smaller, and less important. By the time the last fruit-bearing adult palm tree was cut, palms had long since ceased to be of economic significance. That left only smaller and smaller palm saplings to clear each year, along with other bushes and treelets. No one would have noticed the felling of the last small palm.”
“The new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”
FAIR USE: CRITICISM – Let’s get to the bottom of that puckering: 4:10-4:12
I don’t get it.
It’s atmospherically weird but the payoff/resolution is like a bad Twilight Zone episode.
“…complete transcendence – beyond words, beyond space-time, beyond self. There are no visions, no sense of self, no thoughts. There are only pure awareness and ecstatic freedom.”
No, banana peel.
– If you’re male.
– If you’re female.
– If you’re human.
– If you’re sick of this ad.
– If you’re still sitting.
FAIR USE: CRITICISM – Tedious.
Oh, a clip joint! RUFF!
One-line review choices:
1) “You gotta be fcken kidding…”
3) Oh no, there goes Tokyo.
Take your pick.
It’s less than 75 minutes long, unless you like eternal credit scrolls.
There’s a cr@ppy end voiceover bit that was probably included so the movie could bill itself as an hour and a half.
Upped a notch for vague Cthulhu-ness and SPECIAL FX!
Inspirational Quote: “We’ve gotta get out of here…it’s time to leave the electronics store!”
What a horrible relic.
You know, at times the competence level ALMOST makes you think you’re watching an actual movie.
Much ado about little.
FAIR USE: CRITICISM – Like it or not, you’ve gotta admire the skill that goes into it.