Re: Movies you’ve watched recently
Don't be so harsh on Apocalypse Now man, you need to realise that it really is a movie of it's era. It's like The Deer Hunter. At the time it pushed boundaries and was shocking. But the themes have all been done to death since then so we just see a watered down version of what we're fed regularely.
Yeah, I know, man; you do know Apocalypse Now is just an adaptation of Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, eh? Apologies for being a prick – just enjoy letting people know
Anyway, I've seen my far share of cinema since my last post; You're Next, Silent Hell Revelation (half-way through), The Collection, and some other things – more than likely forgettable trash.
You're Next is easily one of my top films of this year alongside Star Trek Into Darkness and The Place Beyond The Pines The film is reminiscent of Scream, a childhood classic for me, due to it's hilariously vicious depiction of the genre it presents: horror-comedy. The killers are incredibly iconic due to their masks and the sheer brutality each kill is presented; one kill was hysterical from start to finish!! One of the features of this film I enjoyed tremendously was the fact that it's a Cat and Mouse game – one of the victims becomes the hunter and begins to hunt the other hunters, which is definitely a change of pace from the usual Friday the 13th-esque, film. While I love those films, I'm absolutely bored of the same attempt at home invasion/serial-killer horrors that involve the deus ex machina towards the end where the victim magically saves the day
Worthy of the 2 wait
The Collection on the other hand, was one hell of an enjoyment. It's one of the first films in a while where I was thoroughly immersed and enjoying it, where I didn't care about whatever problems were presented in it's script or direction – it was fun. While The Collector, I feel, was an alright film, The Collection evolves the stakes on a whole new level with one of the most bad ass endings around! Finally, a film where it delivers a kick ass ending these types of films don't present
As for Silent Hill Revelation, it's a joke of a film; it's script is terrible, the acting is a mixture of being wooden with Shakespearean type delivery of the dialogue. I'm going to continue watching it until the end 'cause it's been hitting every funny bone in my body