There were some gaping plot holes, however. Like it was sure nice of the second helicopter to go away for a little while so that Neo and Trinity could bask in the sunlight for a bit before it resumed its attack.
This is 100% how I saw it. Just going scorched Earth with the whole thing, telling an honestly sappy love story and salting every inch of ground behind her. Incredible.I liked 2 and 3 also, and the animatrix, and even the online video game. In fact anyone familiar with the game storyline (which Lana Wachowski has said is canon) would be a lot less surprised about what happens with Trinity in resurrections.
But upon watching the fourth movie a few more times, I think I've gone from liking it to loving it, for one simple reason: it's the ultimate shitpost.
Lana Wachowski didn't want to make this movie. In being forced to, she managed to make a very sincere and heartfelt love story, a metaphor for being your true self, pissed off all the manchildren that had co-opted matrix symbology for a movement that is openly hostile to people like her, and publicly gave the middle finger to WB, in a movie they banked, and is allegedly losing them a hundred million dollars. All while putting an end cap on the original mythology, touching the people it was meant to, and ensuring no one tries to remake the franchise again for at least another 20 years.
That's pretty damn impressive to me
I am not opening that spoiler box. But I am super excited to see this. I will be seeing this Monday night.Scream (2022) of all the horror movies that are being “rebooted” and given the name of the original instead of calling it like “Scream 5” - this one makes the most sense. It’s a Scream movie in it’s own right, but mostly it’s a movie about Scream. Big fans will simultaneously figure out what’s happening pretty early, while also loving every second of it.
what is with actress Mikey Madison and being set on fire?? First Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and now here. What a strange thing to be typecast as
Ok, after reading all of that, I’m positive you’re gonna love it. How do you feel about The Babadook?I am not opening that spoiler box. But I am super excited to see this. I will be seeing this Monday night.
Horror movies nowadays are never as fun as the Scream movies were. Now we have these intense films like Hereditary and Witch that take themselves so seriously and there is very little "fun" to be had. I miss films like Slither, Tremors or even Jason X where the laughs are just as awesome as the kills. I saw the original Scream when it was in theaters and even got lucky because the ticket attendant didn't card the then 16 year old me from entering an R rated movie. I remember reading the leaked Scream 2 script on a high school library computer (I believe Jerry O'Connell was the original killer before they changed it due to the leak). Films like I Know What You Did Last Summer and Urban Legend came out riding the Scream train and I had a good time with those as well.
What 2022 really needs is more fun/campy slasher and monster films.
Ok, so... I didn't want to actually give a full review, because I didn't finish the movie and I don't think that's fair, but fuck it.Eternals
I watched Eternals.
I watched... the first hour of Eternals.
I had to tap out, holy shit.
Haven't seen it fully. Seems interesting but it still feels like it takes itself very seriously with the topic of child abuse. I need some lighthearted humor or dark humor to keep me from being depressed over who lives and who dies. Plus serious horror films tend to usually end on downers or in disturbing ways and I walk away being like "well that was fucked up.". Not that I don't think that's a valid form of entertainment. The Mist has one of the most brutal endings I have ever seen but it's probably one of the best endings at the same time. I just don't plan on ever watching that film again, whereas something like Tremors I pop on whenever someone in my group is like "I've never seen that".Ok, after reading all of that, I’m positive you’re gonna love it. How do you feel about The Babadook?