To intro – let me relate to you a true conversation that leads up to this movie experience…. this conversation takes place early 2013…
JTJ: hey what’s that computer for?
EI: My fucking job sucks lately so I started running a movie website…
JTJ: On the work LAN????
EI: No – look – I use this illegal Wi-Fi router….
JTJ: I wouldn’t get caught with that…
EI: I know – that’s why I lock my door every day when I leave…
JTJ: What’s your site called?
JTJ: That’s like, the longest, confusing URL ever…
EI: HAHA! I know. Especially trying to spell my last name… HAHAHA
EI: There’s actually a shorter URL that redirects to it
JTJ: That’s probably best… do you get a lot of hits??
EI: Not really, but it’s really just so me and XXX can talk about shitty movies without doing it over IM at work.
JTJ: Makes sense. Do you like GATTACA??
EI: Never seen it.
JTJ: WHAT?? Why not??
EI: I fucking hate Ethan Hawke.
JTJ: WHAT?? WHY???
EI: I don’t know. I’ve just never really liked the guy
JTJ: Well, that’s a dumb reason.
EI: I know, but I’m pretty dumb.
EI: Hey! I was thinking of doing a series of interviews for my site – you want to do one??
JTJ: I will if you watch Gattaca.
EI: Fuck. OK.
So, I watched Gattaca and linked to it up there, if you want to read it and then I did my first ever interview which you could look at HERE if you wanted. Then I refused to watch this movie because it had Hawke in it and then I got drunk one night and ordered up a bunch of movies on Netflix and forgot about this until it showed up in my mailbox and I watched it the other day and I have to say that I fucked around and quite liked it. That opening scene was pretty fucking creepy:
While I don’t agree with some of the things that happened in here (the boy in the box, Hawke’s wardrobe, the swimming pool bit), I thought this was pretty effective and actually gave me some unease. In our line of movie watchin’ it’s hard to find things that make you squirm (at least me anyway) but I have to say this one had it’s moments. If you haven’t seen this I’m going to spoil some shit up with my next image so you might stop looking now but….
That lawnmower scene almost made me shit myself since I didn’t see that coming whatsofuckingever. I was all “hmmmm what’s going to happen HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY………” (poop). Also – I think I might spoil up the ending a bit with my next image but….
I really liked how it ended up for Hawke (aside from the actual ending-ending). I thought that it was cool that the people who made it didn’t shit out some sort of happy fucking ending with some sort of crap “last second save” bullshit. CHOP CHOP CHOP!!! See ya later, pops. So – yep – I liked it and will probably even look at the second one! Mr. Boogie signing off!