Oh, and… I LOVE FILM!
Perhaps the most compelling rock climbing film ever made, and in the top three about mountaineering, hands down. Meru and Free Solo are the other two. The Dawn Wall is about the first attempted ascent of the previously impervious - and considered impossible - Dawn Wall of El Capitan.
What really sets this film apart are two particularly intriguing elements: 1) Tommy Caldwell overcoming multiple, rather unique hardships; and 2) utterly gripping tension created by Tommy’s willingness to risk his own dream…
Spunky low-budget Interstellar.
Disturbing, creepy, and brutal scenes intermix with lovingly tender and existential moments to create a film with plenty to like but a lot to offend most sensibilities. Most especially, the inordinate amount of jizz. Seriously. One scene in particular shows a half naked woman so covered in semen you’d have thought she was recovering from a gang-rape/bukkake sequence on a porn set, with no explanation for how or why. Oh, and the fuck-box. Why? Such non-sequiturs added…
I’ve now seen Batman V Superman several times before seeing Zach Snyder’s director’s cut. That’s when I became a true fan of his work. I hadn’t realized I’d unwittingly already been one, having enjoyed both his Dawn of the Dead remake and 300. That opened the door to Watchmen, which I also thoroughly respected, then his masterpiece, the eponymous director’s version of Justice League. Now, I’ve finally found my way back to MoS, Superman’s origin story. I must say… once again…