It’s been a long, long time since I watched a film worse than this.
This film has always given me a deep sense of unease. This feeling particularly applies to the first part, which takes place at basic training. In fact, I feel that what the recruits are exposed to affect myself directly. The whole film deals with partial degradation of human dignity and the self, but the way Kubrick throws this in our faces already from the beginning grabs me every time.
The haircut-sequence is an important part of this. As before a…
[wakes up, strapped in front of a television set. One hand glued to a remote control. A recording starts.]
I wanna play a game.
In your own eyes, you used to consider yourself quite the connoisseur of good films. No one could come up to you and convince you otherwise. Not with your library of good taste.
Still, a while back you decided to watch the complete Saw collection back to back. You voluntarily chose to do so…