Wtf I enjoy some weird stuff, but also like okay? This is a pretty remarkable achievement, but it also feels like 30 years of disjointed ideas thrown at the wall. Still, a must for stop-motion fans with strong stomachs and a liking for the vile/grotesque.
I'm pretty sure this movie's main verb is "fun." It's really trying to make sure you're having a good time. And it's pretty easy to enjoy: Slightly punk, funny and equally thrilling set pieces, and cool zombie designs. However, it really doesn't engage me with its characters and feels kind of haphazardly put together. Still a good time with zombies.
“Am I staring?”
In a culture demanded to perform, we are all staring. Peering around every corner. Scavenging through every crevice. Yearning for that . . . thing. We are all Audience. We are all Performer. Every second of our waking lives is spent inside this simple dichotomy, dungeoned by an eidolon of the perfect self. The Neon Demon, frames this in one simple question: Are you food, or are you sex?
With The Neon Demon, Nicolas Winding Refn ambles…
After Chappie ruined cinema for me, Collateral reclaimed the medium with two steady shots to the gut and one to the head. It's beautiful, slick, yet just clumsy enough to make everything feel grounded and earnest. This is one stellar screenplay, steadily paced, and performed to perfection, Cruise, in particular. Please watch this. It's nothing like the typical thriller you're expecting. If I have one complaint, the third act is a little too neat for a film this measured. 4.5/5 Dead Guys on Subways