I enjoy watching fun films; analysing spoils the viewing experience, but I do record my feelings and observations.
As I previously missed this and the two Rob Zombie alternatives, I decided to make a night of it. Now I rather enjoyed the brutality and ugliness of the uncomfortably grimy other world; so returning to the Lauri timeline came as a cleaner tonal shift. I found the scenes with the aged characters most interesting; however, the repetitious parallels with the teens (especially the babysitter) disinterested me. I hoped to see a different perspective with Michael due to his age,…
A horrific trip, Halloween II offers some of Rob Zombie’s most surreal work, albeit drenched in brutal violence. Watched as part of the encompassing franchise, I dislike this film; however, as the stand-alone alternative interpretation - it’s a wild ride. The film opens strong and feels at home as a remake of the original sequel; then an abrupt tonal shift throws off the momentum and grinds the film back to a reset. Now from this point I generally confused most…
Not sure if I enjoyed the three screen technique; maybe Up at Night would play better in a cinema than on my small television. I kept finding myself distracted and ultimately unfocused, too many images with not so much occurring. Far to long for what it contained, although it began with an interesting enough premise.
One of my favourite books, I considered Last and First Men to be impossible to film. On this point I do not feel mistaken as the director made a fascinating visual choice by only showing stone artefacts while the narration lead the story through words alone. Amazingly well done; the use of music helped with emotional context and despite being so heavily based in dialogue I never felt lost. Now I want to read the book again.