Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Plays all its plot cards very close to its chest in order to create the necessary uneasy ambiguity required for the film to work. Unfortunately the need for ambiguity inadvertently spells out the films final act for you, not that it makes it any less distressing to watch.
Monday, 28 March 2016
Monday, 21 March 2016
Saturday, 19 March 2016
I couldn't decide whether this was an allegory for sexism, racism, sectarianism or the pervasion of mutants throughout society.
I did know that I was pleased with the overall moral message, which was 'Fuck following your dreams, how about you just try and understand each other, get along and have a good time instead'.
The teenager meanwhile, after such a long period of cold turkey, had a complete talking animal relapse and I may now have to send her off to some sort of rehab to purge before that fucking awful Robinson Crusoe movie comes out.
Monday, 14 March 2016
Sunday, 13 March 2016
A prequel to Lars Von Tiers Antichrist, set 400 years earlier.
I now eagerly await the conclusion to the trilogy set 400 years from now where 'Nature as Satan's church' is launched into space to be tended by His minions. Sort of like Silent Running with extra Devil worship.
A prequel that sets up minor characters for the first movie and doesn't advance the story in any way making for a poor and unecessary chapter 3. The irony being that with the family theme dialled right back to make space for plenty of good old psychics vs demons jump-scares, it's probaby the best Insidious movie.