Genre Fan. Queer.
While this just becomes a cringey power-trip to fuel The Rock’s ego, I couldn’t totally hate this. It’s fun. Stupid, but fun. Keeps you engaged with action. Of course Hawkman and Dr. Fate are awesome as always. I liked every DC/ JSA character in this except for Black Adam really. They tried too hard to make him cool and The Rock was kind of boring in the part. The “tease” in the middle of the credits in pretty hilarious in hindsight
“He came home...”
Carpenter’s sense of alienation from “the group” externalitied with cynicism and paranoia before his VFX opus The Thing; that is to say that John Carpenter’s distrust of systems, of status quo, of a comfortable complacent ignorance is brought to smoldering life. The playfulness of Halloween becomes the device selected to point out real, deeply American anxieties; that despite our best efforts and want of trying, we have monsters amongst us, and no thanks in part to the…
Biting indictment on capitalism and the corporate age. Traditions and ritualistic to maximize profit; the narrative entirely without the mentality of individualism. Misunderstood in its initial release— a love letter to 50s sci-fi paranoia/ distrust. There’s something in the film that’s retro, that’s ancient. But yet its so topical. The corporate yes men, the mob mentality, the ritual sacrifice to drive agenda... to drive capital and carnivorous manifest destiny, it is around us every day. The veil has been lifting, ever-so-slowly...