Another of Satoshi Kon's works. It felt slightly out of the norm for his style, but it was still him, and it was amazing. Literally keeps your mind occupied and you on the edge the entire movie. It messes with your head a lot--but you're not alone. You are just as lost and screwed along with the characters, and that is the fun part. I really enjoyed this movie, and I would love to see it again. I just have to calm down first, my head's still reeling from it.
Quite disturbing, yet it kept intrigued enough to see it through to the end. Seriously, never before have I seen someone animate cats being killed in obscenely cruel ways. Speaking of which, all of Francis's nightmares fall into Nightmare Fuel-territory; I feel relieved there was at least Bluebeard for comic relief. ^_^; Unfortunately, the victims just seemed kinda'... there. Like, the viewer's usually given no background on a victim until Francis reaches the crime scene. And I say usually. Spoiler:- SPOILERZ HERE:
Felicity's death early on took me by surprise.
The culprit's motives seemed a bit aged (makes sense, this is a late 80's movie), but I did feel quite an amount of pity for him.
The cat sex scene. Just... WHAT. Probably makes more sense when you take behavioral patterns into account, but they literally shag, have a plot-relevant conversation, then shag some more. With the 80's animation, it just doesn't feel right whichever way you look at it. Again... WHAT.
Overall, I can't say this is for everyone. But hey, it's unique way of being dark and edgy was a pass for me.
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Actually, thinking back a bit, the main theme of the movie is the relationship between humans and animals, and the extremes between the ideas of humans being ruthless monsters and humans being loving and caring. And that was conveyed pretty damn well, so now it's a pass+.
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Oh God, I don't know how to feel D:. It's very beautiful, and I've gotten very emotional, but the ending is tearing me apart inside. I don't know how I should feel, it's too much for me to handle 8(. It just reminds me too much of my own unrequited love... the second part of the movie especially. The monologue at the end of that, that tore me up. I can relate to Kanne so freaking much... Much like Grave of the Fireflies, I don't think I can watch the movie a second time. That was too much for me...
The last movie I saw was Every Sunday. It has Zachery Levi and it's about his character where he can't remember anything the next day. I can't really tell you guys much but it's really good and you should watch it, because it's just amazing.
I saw Evil Dead yesterday. It was like 3rd or 4th gory horror movie I watched this year.
Its pretty formulaic n predictable, but i guess its whats to expect too. Sometimes horror fans like me like the old fashioned/generic 'rules' of a scary movie. Like the black character dies first, there should be a blond, there should be a nerd/hottie... etc n predictable plot. This one has it all. What makes it a bit different i guess how to serve it in a tasteful way.
And this movie is pretty ok. Too bad they didnt exploit shiloh fernandez... :/
A spectacular movie. Kevin Spacey gives his career's defining performance as the disabled Roger 'Verbal' Kint. Gabriel Byrne is amazing as the ex-corrupt cop. He tries to go over a new leaf, but is pulled back into his life and can't get out. Pete Postletwaithe is pretty good too, despite his limited screen time. The plot is in medias res, opening in a huge boat explosion. Only two people survive, Verbal and a Hungarian. Verbal tells the story to Customs Officer Dave Kujan, about how he ended up there. The movie throws up two killer twists at the end. This movie is Bryan Singer's magnum opus and should not be missed by any.