we ride together… we die together… bad boys for life
honestly refreshing to see a genre film of this scale that doesn’t feel the need to be funny or pander to the audience in any way. this is the real deal. brutalist sci fi that is 75% grim conversations happening on some of the coolest sets i’ve ever seen. Villeneuve & co really have a knack for sci fi production design. what a cast too. would die for Stilgar.
Yeah sorry this absolutely rips. Malick/Lubezki/Horner combo is nourishing. Colin Farrell in his whisper VO saying “Oi luved her...” is just fantastic. Eddie Marsan fucking legend.
Maybe I’m just a sucker for Malick but!!! this healed something inside me. He understands that the key to enlightenment is just playing outside with your friends. Like go play tag in a field with one friend. Doesn’t that sound great?
I know this has had a major comeback in recent years, so why the fuck was it ever divisive? Do people just assume something is bad if it isn’t naturalistic? Verhoeven characters don’t act like real people, they act like written people, and sometimes that’s better imo. I would wager that this received backlash due to the stigma surrounding sex work. Treated like cheap sleaze because of the NC-17 rating, and Verhoeven’s reputation. Imagining people watching this as a so-bad-it’s-good type…