They're all good, except when they're not. Lover of genre film. Grades like a teacher, under 50's a fail, over 50's a pass. Gentleman critic despite not owning any horses. Doctor of Zingology. Too poor for the Netflix free trial.
Stylish and very 60's cool in aesthetic but also borderline incomprehensible in the editing and way it tells it's story. Style over substance, but oh so much style that it's a positive viewing experience overall.
Less post apocalyptic than I remember, more like near future shit show but they still had working television, lounges, hospitals and courts. Revisiting the sequel will be interesting as I remember that as being very post apocalyptic.
This is a movie saved by the large number of horror luminary cameos. Otherwise it is nonsense masquerading as something more than it is while being poorly directed and looking as cheap as a 90's late night soft core tv skin flick.
Troma level trash. Not for the casual bad movie fan. Considered a black comedy horror but I struggle to recognize what I saw here as any kind of comedy other than puerile or amateurish. A bunch of unlikable people you just wish would melt.
Us (2019) A premise that stands up to exactly 0 scrutiny coupled with a twist you can see coming from space really hurts this film. It really only works on a surface level. If you aren't trying for deepness that is fine, but if you try for importance and fail it is so much worse,
If we're being honestly critical, sub porn level acting, scripting and directing. Fucking terrible, but nobody watches The Room expecting actual quality. Any points it gets are purely on the bad movie enjoyment scale. On technical merits it deserves a 0.
The people behind this film definitely watched Blade Runner because the visual palette reeks of it. Move past the fact that it is ScarJo and not an Asian actress and you get a decent sci fi film. Never saw the anime so not comparing it.
It amuses me but it won't be for all tastes. It's a low budget riff on 80's tropes. It's like Bloodsport by way of the Karate Kid but in a "fear of a punk planet" setting world where Dance Dance Revolution is just how shit gets settled, son.
Intentionally paced, Del Toro once again goes down the violent original fairy tale route. When you acknowledge something as a fairy tale it does make some of the logic easier to take. Just make sure you enter into it with that frame of mind.
Del Toro is always on point with the visuals. There are a couple of points I have to admit I thought were a touch sloppy, story wise, but overall it as Del Toros usual way of making a violent "modern" fairy tale that charms.
I'm not going to hold the predictably stupid final line against what is otherwise an entertaining, if at times heavy handed in it's messaging, movie. A little more of what the last 20 minutes gave us throughout would have been appreciated though.
It has been too long to be truly honest about my thoughts, since I probably haven't watched this in 15 years, buy my memories are pretty sure that I thought it relied too much on being bizarre for differences sake and yet it still manage to be pretty kick ass.
The joke is more the presence of Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig in a Lifetime movie than anything that happens during the film as they play it straight for 98% of this tv film. One of the most meta jokes ever and enjoyment will vary based on that fact more than any other.