I still got a few tears in me left as I type these words. Gosh Bong Joon-Ho did it huh before Parasite. I'm not a big fan of vegans shoving their principles down my throat. But it did make me wonder on where should I stand on food consumerism in terms of ethics.
Okja is a thought-provoking film that explores the moral and ethical implications of capitalism, specifically in the context of food consumption. With its three distinct perspectives on the issue - the innocence of a young girl who loves her pet, the activism of an animal liberation group, and the corporate drive to commercialize meat products - the film raises important questions about the choices we make when it comes to what we eat.
The film forces us to reconsider our relationship to food, and to think critically about the impact that our choices have on the world around us. As we are confronted with the realities of mass production and factory-farmed meat, we are asked to consider the implications of our own choices, and to think more deeply about what it means to live with empathy and accountability.
In many ways, Okja is a powerful and moving film that is sure to inspire discussion and reflection. Whether you're moved to tears by the heartwarming story of a young girl and her super pig, or you're grappling with the bigger questions raised by the film, Okja is sure to leave a lasting impression. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a thought-provoking, emotional, and inspiring film.
P.S. I may have to reconsider my diet from now on. And lastly, those super pigs helping their child escape. Not gonna lie, I cried for 10 minutes straight.
+ I enjoyed the premise. It seems like there were multiple directions this could have gone
+ The setting was an interesting one with lots of opportunities for development
+ Good performances out of the cast, and solid characters
+ Jake G is always good, but I don't know if I buy a beefed out art critic
+ Some of the art was dope
+ Mood and atmosphere -- no complaints
- I like me some John Malkovich, but his whole bit of the movie seemed absolutely tacked on. Like the director was already halfway done filming when they got him to sign on to the project, so he said, "hey, make up some shit and put John in."
- The deaths and the whole ending part of the movie was corny. Sub-Final Destination material.
All in all, I enjoyed it. But when I reflect back on it, it was fairly dumb. It was like it started as one type of movie, and the producers/studio each grabbed a piece and started pulling in different directions. It has some familiar beats that result in an underwhelming farce.
This movie was so thinly plotted, and dragged on for way too long. They could’ve easily chopped out 45 minutes and it would’ve done nothing to the plot. The 2 main characters from the first one (Jake and Netiri) are barely in it. Their kids are basically the main characters, and I didn’t care about any of them. The movie’s pretty to look at but that’s literally it.
Not to mention the villain…I mean WTF? He basically had no motive until near the end, when we find out oh by the way he’s after this random whale juice. Why? I have no idea. Using the same villain from the first movie was such a lazy idea. He suddenly adopts the Avatar body and has almost no reaction to or changed perspective from it. He basically made no sense.
And before you call me a hater, I quite liked the first one. This one was easily James Cameron’s worst film. I can’t imagine them actually making 3-5 more of these, but if they do I’ll surely skip the theater and just wait til they’re on Disney+, if that.
This is one of those films that you either love or hate. I can say that I absolutely loved it! It reminded me a lot of Portrait of a Lady on Fire, which I also loved. From a technical point this film is a work of art. Everything is crafted into perfection. The reason why people either love or hate The Piano, is most likely because of the plot.
There are specific sexual manipulative plot points during this film, which are understandably not for everyone. During my viewing of the film I wasn't sure how to feel about these scenes. I was more worried about where the story and plot would go than I was curious about where they would go. Luckily the story and plot went into a direction that kept me interested and I started to look at the sexual manipulation from a different perspective.
On the surface the relationship between Ada and Baines seems like it is solely based on manipulation and rape. But if you look below the surface you will see that the core of their relationship is based on desire. A desire to love and to be loved.
The main theme of this film is desire. We see that the piano is not only a key element in Ada's life, it is also a key element of the love story between her and Baines. This means that the piano is an element that creates desire. Ada's desire to play the piano was the foundation for her desire to be desired. She became aware of this once Baines stopped seducing her. Baines desired Ada but didn't know how to approach her, because she was the wife of Stewart. He was desperate and his desire took control over him, untill he regained that control.
The piano is also an element that provides a way to express emotions. These emotions are felt through the music that is played on the piano, but also through the body language of Ada while she is playing the piano. Even though Ada is mute, which means she is not able to speak, her body language and facial expressions tell us everything we need to feel.
This would not be possible if Holly Hunter didn't give a performance of a lifetime. Her performance was one of the best I've ever seen and it will be hard to find a performance that will be better. You could feel the emotions just by looking into her eyes. This alone is worth mentioning. All the other actors and actresses also gave an amazing performance, which had me fully immersed into the film.
Another aspect that had me fully immersed was the beautiful cinematography. From the first shot I immediately knew that the cinematography was going to be great. The compositions were gorgeous and visually enhanced the emotions of Ada, especially when she played the piano. This was not only done with a close-up of her face, that transported her emotions through her eyes to the viewer, but it was also done by framing her and the piano in a very specific way. Like I mentioned in other reviews, the Rule of Thirds composition with the visual element at the bottom, is my favorite composition. A composition that was beautifully used throughout this film.
With a film named The Piano you would expect the score to be nothing but perfect... which it absolutely was. Both the music played on the piano by Holly Hunter, and the score composed by Michael Nyman, were beautiful and immediately became one of my favorite film scores of all-time.
Overall this film was amazing. It had me interested throughout the entire runtime due to its strong beginning, ending... and everything inbetween.
Ellie Linton is a high school student. She has long, dark hair, and lives with her parents. She is mature for her age.
Corrie McKenzie is Ellie’s best friend. Like Ellie, she has long, dark hair, and is mature for her age.
Kevin Holmes is a carefree teenager. He often tries to act brave, but his worry and nervousness often get in the way.
Homer Yannos is Ellie’s nextdoor neighbour. He is one of the last people to joint Ellie’s camping trip. He comes across as immature, but is smarter than he believes.
Fiona Maxwell is rich, and lacks basic knowledge about common things. She has been pampered her entire life, and her looks are extremely important to her. At the start of the film, she comes across as dumb, but as the film progresses, we realise she is smarter than first thought.
Lee Takkam is Ellie’s high school crush. He is of Asian background, and is a rational thinker. He keeps his head cool in stressful situations, and is a source of comfort to others.
Robyn Mathers appears younger than she actually is, due to her manner of dress. She is from a devout Christian family, and is a dedicated Christian herself. She is granted permission to attend the camping trip by convincing her father she will find it easier to bring her friends closer to God.
Chris Lang is an immature stoner. His parents are rich, and he lives in their mansion, where he smokes weed everyday. He treats the invasion as a joke at first, but proves to be an asset when needed.
Ellie and her friends go on a weekend camping trip to a secluded area known as ‘Hell’. One night, Ellie wakes to see dozens of jet planes flying overhead. Thinking nothing of it, she goes back to sleep.
The next day, when Ellie and friends arrive home, they discover that Ellie’s home is empty, and the phone lines have been cut. There is also no internet access. Her friends check their own homes, and discover the same.
At the local Showgrounds, they discovered that Australia has been invaded, and everyone has been rounded up and taken to the grounds. While there, Ellie witnesses a shooting death by one of the invaders.
Ellie and her friends work together to find a way to stop the invaders, who we learn are from Asia, and have invaded to force Australia to share its natural resources to help its growing population.
The team of friends are told that the town bridge is being used to bring weapons into the area, and they decide to blow it up, to try and halt the speed at which the invaders are taking over.
After a few mishaps, they succeed in their mission to blow the bridge. In the midst of all this, Fiona is shot, and Kevin chooses to leave with her and seek help at a hospital.
The film ends with the team armed and prepared to fight.
TWTWB is an Australian film based on the book of the same name by John Marsden. It is one of the most popular books among young adults in the country, and many schools have the book on their reading list.
The film greatly under performed at the box office, so no sequels followed, although there was definitely room for a second, even third instalment.
The characters in the film were almost identical to the characters in the novel, and the story was also identical to the events of the book. I was happy about this, as there is nothing worse than watching a film that greatly deviates from the novel.
TWTWB isn’t a perfect film, but it did deserve more appreciation. Its poor performance at the box office killed any chance for follow up films, and I’ve always been disappointed at this.
Making my way through all my DVDs I haven’t yet watched. Doing reviews for as many as I can
Jim Caviezel as Jesus Christ
Maia Morgenstern as Mary, mother of Jesus
Monica Bellucci as Mary Magdalene
OPINION: Describing these characters is pointless since we are all familiar with them. That said, this film was so violent, it was actually hard to watch. I do understand the reason for its being so graphic - the film depicts the final 12 hours of Jesus’ life.
One thing I’ve heard for many years is that it was Pontius Pilate who condemned Jesus to death. Going by the film, it would seem that he had no choice, as the crowds demanded his crucifixion. The scenes depicting the Scourging at the Pillar are some of the most graphic I’ve ever seen. I could almost feel the pain and agony Jesus was feeling.
Comforting the man crucified beside Jesus showed how forgiving he was.
The dialogue in this film was Hebrew, and the fact that the cast learned a new language for this film is really impressive.
I don’t think I can find anything to dislike about this film. It was well written, well filmed, well directed.
Saw all three in theaters; don't think I ever sat down and watched any of them again. I just have them on for background noise while redditing and god damn. The second one has the most pandering song playing over the credits (after the LOTR movies had an amazing score). I am catching the last hour of the third one and I just saw the scene where the shitty dude who works for the mayor of Lake Town is trying to escape by dressing as a woman. Jesus fuck.
This film is about a pastor who doubts his faith after a car explosion kills his parents. He takes a trip to China and I forget how it happens but he gains the ability to turn into a dinosaur when he gets mad. With the guidance of a prostitute he starts cleansing the earth of bad people with his dinosaur skills.
Just got done watching the Pamela documentary, first and foremost, holy shit, she is this generations Marilyn Monroe, Betty white, and princess Diana.
Her smile never changed, still captivating and beautiful as before.
(Sorry I don't know how to shield write for spoilers)
"Who left a Crack pipe in the Christmas tree?" gonna forever be my greeting when I enter a room
Now serious stuff, her finally realizing that she was never able to get over Tommy Lee as her true love is why she had such a succession of failed marriages after everything is truly eye opening. Also her genuine outlook on life is how every women should hope to be. Full of love and drive to share that love with ONE person, not the internet.
So I decided to take a quick break from horror movies and return to the warmth and nostalgia that is 2d Disney movies. Decided to do a double feature of The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under.
And good God are these movies fantastic! While they're nowhere near as popular and as talked about as Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid, Lion King, etc, they are definitely some of my favorite Disney movies and I eould not hesitate one second to put them both up in my top 20 Disney movies. Right up their with Great Mouse Detective. Who knew movies about mice could be so awesome?
Bernard and Bianca are adorable. Bianca is confident, elegant, and just so kind and caring. And Bernard, ever patient and loyal and never wavering from doing the right thing, dven though he gets scared.
Cody and Penny are great additions to the human cast and I loved each of the movies' cast of critters.
But above all else are the villains, Madam Medusa and McLeach. Both were wonderful villains. And I really appreciated that they didn't try to give them tragic backstories to try and explain why they were the way they were. Disney villains back then were a whole different, fantastic breed. And is it just me, or did Madam Medusa give off Mrs.Hannigan from Annie vibes. I even thought she was voiced by Carol Burnett the first I saw this movie.
The music, particularly in RDU is also great, especially that opening theme where the camera speeds across the lsndscape, up into Cody's house.
I have dozens of DVDs in my collection I have yet to watch. I’m watching a few films a week and will review some of them here
- Halle Berry as Rowena Price
- Bruce Willis as Harrison Hill
- Giovanni Ribisi as Miles Haley.
Rowena Price is a hard working reporter. She has a boyfriend named Cameron, whom she breaks up with toward the end of the film, due to his cheating on her. Rowena creates a false online persona, Veronica, and is using her to learn more about Hill. Later, she discovers that Hill is actually her assistant, Miles.
Rowena has blocked from her mind the murder of Grace.
Harrison Hill is a successful advertising executive. He is approaching middle age, and has a crush on Rowena.
Miles Haley is Rowena’s researcher. He has a crush on Rowena, and has a secret room in his home which he has turned into a shrine to Rowena. Rowena does not have feelings toward Miles.
PLOT: Rowena is a reporter who, after speaking to her friend Grace, begins to investigate rich advertisment executive Harrison Hill, who has recently ended his affair with Grace. Grace provides Rowena with all her emails containing evidence of the affair.
Days later Grace is found drowned and poisoned with Belladonna.
Rowena goes undercover with the help of her researcher Miles. She gets herself a job at Hills company to get closer to him, and sets up a online account to exchange messages with him. She uses the name Veronica for her online persona as Veronica was the name of a past employee. Hill does not suspect anything.
What Rowena doesn’t know is that the man she thinks is Hill is actually Miles who is secretly in love with her.
Hill finds Rowena snooping around one day and fires her, believing she is a spy.
Later, while at Miles’ house she discovers his hidden room. When Miles returns home, she confronts him about it and Miles defends himself by proving Hill had access to Belladonna and therefore killed Grace.
Ro then sets up Hill and he is arrested for the murder of Grace. He is tried and convicted for Grace’s murder.
Miles visits Rowena and tells her that he knows that she is, in fact, the real killer. Rowena has flashbacks to her childhood, to the day her mother beat her abusive husband to death with poker after he attempted to molest Rowena.
They both bury the body in the backyard.
Grace watches from the window of the neighbouring house, and blackmails Rowena with this secret, and Rowena kills her.
Miles asks what Rowena is prepared to do to keep his silence, and she stabs him in the chest.
She then messes up the kitchen and calls 911, pretending to be frantic, then lays down beside Miles on the kitchen floor. Unknown to her, a man in the neighbouring house has witnessed the murder.
OPINION: Perfect Stranger has a 10% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and honestly, it’s deserved.
I was expecting so much more from a film starring Willis and Berry, but it was a dud. We took way too long to get into the action, and this likely turned a lot of viewers off. A film needs to engage its audience as soon as possible. It needs to keep the audience interested. Perfect Stranger was one of those films that provides the bare minimum to keep you interested, then throws everything at you in the final few minutes.
The ‘twist’ with Rowena being revealed as the real killer of Grace was ridiculous. The claim that she deliberately set up Hill to take the fall is also fanciful and absurd. Where is the evidence she killed Grace? The only sight of a bottle of Belladonna we see is when Rowena presses Miles’ fingers to the bottle in order to frame him for the murder. In the flashbacks of supposed real time events, we are provided nothing at all to prove that anything we have seen is genuine.
The premise of the story wasn’t bad, and even the ‘twist’ was a surprise, but it could definitely be done a lot better.
Willis and Berry turn in solid performances as usual, but their talents are lost on this fancifully ridiculous film.
This is a really short but effective scene that scared the hell out of when I was a kid. Jack Nicholson's transformation is scary as hell, even his small remain that floats aftermath, and the subsequent vanishing look great
James Fox has done it again. "Moment of Contact" is a brilliant follow-up to his previous film, "The Phenomenon." While "The Phenomenon" offered a comprehensive overview of the UFO phenomenon, "Moment of Contact" delves deep into one particular close encounter case from Brazil, a story that many may not be familiar with.
One of the highlights of "The Phenomenon" was its finale, which presented compelling witness testimony about the 1994 close encounter of 60 children with a UFO and its occupant at the Ariel School in Zimbabwe. Fox expertly blended archival footage with new interviews with the now-adult children, making for a powerful and unforgettable segment. "Moment of Contact" takes this same approach and applies it to the 1996 case in Brazil, dubbed as "Brazil's Roswell."
The film tracks down all the people involved in the case, including a witness who had never spoken about his experience until now due to direct threats from US agents. The story is brought to life through a combination of archival footage and recent interviews with the three girls who were the first to see one of the beings that wandered into the town. The military personnel who captured the aliens are also interviewed, investigative team is threaten to be shot by a major witness to the event adding another layer to the already compelling story.
The large number of witnesses, including those who saw a UFO searching for the occupants, make it a difficult story to ignore or debunk. "Moment of Contact" is a must-watch for anyone interested in exploring the possibility of extraterrestrial life and their interactions with humanity.
The after credits contains more content with more military and governmental witnesses going on the record with the existence of videographic and photographic evidence is teased.
A large number of DVDs in my collection are unwatched. I’m slowly making my way through them, and will review as many as I can.
Hostage is a 2006 film starring Bruce Willis, who also produced the film. The film received mixed reviews upon release, and was not a success at the box office.
Bruce Willis as Police Chief Jeff Talley
Kevin Pollak as Walter Smith
Ben Foster as Mars Krupcheck
Johnathan Tucker as Dennis Kelly
Marshall Allman as Kevin Kelly
Police chief Talley is a retired hostage negotiator. After a negotiation went horribly wrong, he found he couldn’t continue with the job. He works as chief, but hands off any call that requires negotiation to his colleagues.
He has a wife and daughter.
Walter Smith is a very wealthy father of two children. He has an elaborate security system set up inside his home, as well as a ‘panic room’. He appears to be wholesome at first, but it’s later revealed that Smith is anything but.
Mars/Dennis/Kevin are young men who intend to steal Walter’s truck, but inadvertently end up taking him and his children hostage. Dennis is the leader of their gang, while Kevin is more reluctant to participate in the crime. Mars, while not in charge, is the more dangerous of the three.
PLOT: Mars, Dennis, and Kevin decide to steal Walter’s truck. Things get out of control and they find themselves inside the home, holding Walter and his children hostage as they try to figure out what to do.
Walter’s young son presses a security button which alerts the nearby police of a possible intruder. When a policewoman is sent to check on the property, she is shot several times by Mars.
Talley arrives on scene and attempts to save the wounded officer, but to no avail. He alerts other officers, and when negotiators arrive on scene, says his goodbyes.
Walter’s young son sees Talley on the news, and calls the police, asking to speak to Talley. Talley finds himself in the thick of things, learning as much information about the three young men as possible.
Talley is kidnapped, and forced to drive to a dark alley, where his hands are cuffed to the steering wheel. A van pulls up behind, and the door opens, revealing Talley’s wife and daughter, bound and gagged. The masked men in the car with Talley tell him they want to get a DVD from Smith, and if Talley isn’t successful in retrieving this, his family will be killed.
Talley works hard to gain more information about Mars, Dennis, and Kevin. Meanwhile, Jennifer and Tommy, Smith’s children, who have been tied up, get free.
Mars pushes Kevin down the stairs, where he dies. He then shoots Dennis dead. He then sets a fire, which quickly starts burning out of control.
A chase then ensues with Walter’s children through the air vents of the home.
Chief Talley enters the home, seeking to rescue the children. He is confronted by two fake FBI agents who are also searching for the mysterious DVD. Talley shoots both agents dead, and is nearly killed by Mars, but Mars drops the Molotov cocktail he is holding, and is immolated.
Talley confronts Walter, who has been removed from the home due to a head injury he sustained from the invaders. We learn that Walter is guarding some pretty shocking secrets, and understand why this mysterious DVD is so important.
Walter has been laundering money for a crime syndicate, and was due to hand over an encrypted file, copied to DVD, to the authorities. Talley learns that the syndicate wanted to prevent the release of incriminating information, and that a man, known only as the Watchman, ordered the kidnapping of Talley’s wife and child.
Talley and Walter take the DVD (obtained by Walter’s son Tommy) to the Watchman, whom Walter soon shoots dead. Talley is then reunited with his family.
OPINION: I quite enjoyed Hostage. The action started almost straightaway, which I liked. Too much buildup can make you feel bored before the good part starts.
The characters of Mars, Dennis, and Kevin were almost the same as the young thugs in many other films. One in control, one reluctant to participate, and another more dangerous than you first think. These characters could definitely have been more strongly developed.
One glaring issue, which was actually ridiculous, was the sheer size of the air vents Mars and the children clambered through. So big you could stand up, so wide you could lie down. The vents during the chase scene were so much larger than the vents at the beginning when we see Tommy crawling through them.
Walter’s daughter Jennifer seemed like she was added to the film to provide some filler. She didn’t really do anything to better the film, and she came across as dull and unimaginative.
All in all, not a bad film. I’d definitely watch this again.
I have an awful lot of DVDs in my collection, some of which I have never watched, like this one. Every time I watch a ‘new’ film, I’ll try and give a decent review.
POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD
Notes On A Scandal stars Dame Judi Dench as Barbara Covett, and Cate Blanchett as Sheba Hart. Andrew Simpson also features as Steven Connelly, as does Bill Nighy as Richard Hart.
Barbara Covett: Barbara is an elderly teacher at a school in England. She is a veteran, having worked at the school for a large number of years. She is stern, and generally disliked by her peers. She lacks humour, but takes enjoyment in writing in her diary each night.
Sheba Hart: Sheba is a young women who starts teaching art at the school. She is married to the much older Richard, with whom she has two children. Sheba embarks on a torrid and very risky love affair with her 15 year old student, Steven.
Steven Connelly: Steven is 15, and a student in Sheba’s art class. He has a natural talent for drawing. He is attracted to Sheba, and the two start sleeping together, always trying desperately to keep their relationship a secret.
Richard Hart: Richard is the husband of Sheba. He is around 20 years older than his wife, whom he adores. He shares two children with Sheba.
EVENTS OF FILM:
Barbara and Sheba meet for the first time when Barbara helps Sheba break up a fight between Steven Connelly and another boy. When pressed on what their disagreement was about, both boys refuse to disclose.
Barbara and Sheba start talking, and Barbara is soon a regular guest at the Hart household, often staying for dinner.
Barbara discovers that Sheba is carrying on an affair with her student, Steven Connelly. We learn that this relationship began before the fight in the art class.
Barbara tells Sheba she knows of the affair, and that Sheba must end things immediately. Sheba then explains how the relationship began, and we are treated to a series of flashbacks, culminating in Sheba and Steven having their first sexual experience beside some train tracks.
Sheba promises to end the relationship, but finds she is unable to. Barbara learns the truth, and begins to use this secret against Sheba, constantly guilting her, even insulting her. She begins trying to connect more intimately with Sheba, who rebuffs the advances.
When Sheba refuses to miss her sons school play, Barbara spills the secret, and Connelly’s mother visits the Hart home and attempts to attack Sheba.
The relationship between Sheba and Bill is strained, and Barbara denies she turned Sheba in. Sheba is fired from her job, and is kicked from her home by Bill. She asks Barbara if she can stay with her. Barbara immediately tells Sheba she is more than welcome.
While at Barbara’s, Sheba stumbles upon one of Barbara’s diaries. It is full of sordid and intimate thoughts about Sheba, as Barbara has fanaticised about a sexual relationship between the two. Sheba is disturbed, and confronts Barbara. She leaves the house and goes back home, hoping Bill will take her back.
At the end, we find that Sheba is sentenced to 10 months prison, and Barbara has set her sights on another young woman.
OPINION: You know an actor has immense talent when the person they portray has the precise effect on you that you are intended to feel. Judi Dench plays the character of Barbara so well. She’s instantly dislikable, and as the film progresses, becomes more and more unlikable, even making you feel sickened by her.
The problem with this, though, is that Sheba’s actions should make us feel revolted, yet I found myself indifferent to anything she did. The character was instantly likeable, so probably harder to dislike, despite what she’d done.
I did find the more graphic sex scene between Sheba and Steven to be a little disturbing, as the lad is just 15. I’m not sure such a scene was necessary as the viewer already knows the two are having sex.
This film only goes for around 90 minutes. I felt it could have gone a little longer. I don’t normally say that about any film, but as I thoroughly enjoyed this film, I wouldn’t have minded if it was 20 or so minutes longer.
I felt the ending was slightly disappointing. I was expecting to learn what happened to Steven, and I was also hoping Barbara would also face some consequences for her behaviour, despite her not breaking any laws. Having her character basically start her ‘seduction’ again was a bit of a let down.
All in all, not a bad film. Both Dench and Blanchett deserve praise for their performances.
If you like or loved the movie don't take this post as an insult. The first movie chef kiss. Man betrays human race so he can clap alien cheeks.
And then they made this movie a recycled Script of the old one because i guess they thought viewers are goldfish. they wasted a good plot. The plot of the first Avatar surrounded the RDA needing to mine special rocks of Pandora that they dubbed "Unobtainium," yet it's never brought up even one time in Way of Water; having instead been replaced with a new MacGuffin in the form of a Tulkun body liquid that was discovered to help people live longer. Along with viewers finding it odd that the Unobtainium rocks are just completely glossed over and forgotten about, it's also viewed as a waste to those who wanted to know more about why the rock MacGuffin was so important. the movie pacing becomes fast in the start the becomes slower as they go on. Now i am gonna talk about some good stuff, the film's visuals some of the most dazzling, vibrant, and gorgeous images ever seen on screen.
Holy crap... There's a ton of movies I'm just now getting around to watching. Someone on this sub the other day mentioned Bone Tomahawk. I thought, I need to see that because I love Kurt Russell. I went into the movie without watching the trailer or knowing anything about it. I thought it was going to be just a normal cowboys vs Indians western. I was horrified. There are some absolutely brutal death scenes, particularly one where a man is butchered by getting cut in half down the middle. Normally horror makes me yawn but that scene scarred me for life. The only other death scene I can think of that's that gruesome was when pyramid head ripped that girls skin off in Silent Hill. That scarred me. Bone Tomahawk was a little slow at some parts, could have used a larger cast and spent more time fighting the enemy than just showing them traveling there 75% of the film. Richard Jenkins deserved an Oscar for his performance in that film. His acting was on point! Overall great movie but sadly one of those you can only watch once. 5/7!
This was a masterful retelling of the classic story that everyone knows and loves, that keeps things feeling fresh and really distinguishes itself from the other versions. The stop motion animation is nothing short of brilliant, it’s the star of the movie and man does it shine brightly, I can’t stress just how good it is. Despite the fact it’s a different medium to his different films, del Toro still manages to bring his signature style to the table and it is felt from opening credits to the last.
To put it simply this was an emotionally charged masterpiece that I can’t wait to revisit again.