i don't think anything could have prepared me for reading the "Iraqi chemical weapons program" subheading on the wikipedia page for this movie
“Even if it’s only a lie, it helps to have hope that things will change tomorrow.”
Capitalism as hostile terrain. You find yourself disillusioned with society’s fascination with titles and status. You step outside the boundary to find yourself and wind up in a hole where the only thing to do is work. De-personalizing, exploitative work that you literally can’t try to escape from, or the walls crumble on top of you; you can’t negotiate with gravity. At first, you’re…
long overdue critical reappraisal of this movie; I had it at a 3 originally (i did admittedly succumb to peer pressure from the smoothbrains who criticize it for “not enough Godzilla”). in all honesty, i have not seen this in a few years and it has aged unbelievably well.
it’s almost pointless to try to compare it to the following two movies, as this one could not be more tonally different. Godzilla vs. Kong is supremely goofy (in a good, self…
michael mann made this movie for a very particular type of dude: dudes in chicago who love movies set in chicago where it rains and looks kinda miserable all the time and guys are yelling "where's my money" and spending an inordinate amount of time discussing hyperspecific tools to burn through a vault
luckily i am exactly this type of dude so i loved it