Two Films I Heartily Recommend
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:04 AM 1) Snakes on a Plane
Massively hyped. Fan dictated. Clearly it was going to be the worst thing ever.
I saw this on Monday and I'm happy to say it's not. I hope my brother won't mind me quoting from a text message he sent me regarding the film, as this really does sum it all up:
So bad it's good? Snakes on a plane wins hands down. Breasts, violence, swearing, snakes, cliches and Samuel l Jackson. Muthafuckin yeah!
Also, it's got Keenan from Keenan and Kel in it. WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT, DAMNIT?
2) A Scanner Darkly
Based on the Phillip K. Dick novel of the same name (which I've not read so hey, it may be better/worse), this uses clever rotoscoping techniques (basically it's shot with real actors in (mostly) real locations, but "cartoonified" in post production) to mess around with perspectives / allow clever "trippy" effects.
I saw it yesterday. It's a real headfuck.
Great acting, crazy and twisting storyline, thought-provoking themes and mad-ass, "tripping on drugs" graphics.
I spent most of the film thinking "woah" and feeling a little tripped out / uneasy - but also intruiged, transfixed and entertained (there are a number of comedic sections amidst the drug-addled confusion).
It's really left some food for thought, made me appreciate just how fragile the human mind can be... and how drugs really can permanently fuck it up.
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