There’s been a lot of buzz about this movie out on the blogs I read because this is by the same director of the pants creamingly good (thanks for the analogy Chris!) GRAVITY comparing his efforts on which one is better and this and that so I took it out for a test run to see if it played. I have to say that I liked it but I didn’t love it. There’s an extended scene towards the end that has to be seen to be believed that’s HOLYFUCKINGSHITCRAP good – and if that really was all taken in one shot then that’s a fucking masterpiece of direction and management but the rest of the movie didn’t totally work for me. I hope you guys don’t unfollow me.
One thing that really bothered me about this thing – Michael Caine’s character. I know he’s not in it a lot but the scenes where he is in it, I didn’t like them. He’s a pot growing hippy with a brain dead wife who listens to hard core death metal. Turned WAY UP. Oh – and he also farts a lot.
I think this is based on a book and I haven’t read the source material but I didn’t really follow why the world descended into chaos, rioting and terrorism because the women couldn’t have kids any longer. There’s also a hugely melodramatic scene toward the end that bothered me spoiler: I mean really?? Both sides of the big combat / war scene all stop fighting because Barker is walking through them holding a baby?? … Oh well – I think this is a good movie but I’m not sold it’s a classic – maybe I missed something? I don’t think this is better than Gravity in any way and for most of the movie I felt like this:
Sorry if I upset anyone : (