I'm a guy who likes movies, with friends who are obsessive about movies. This exists so they can judge me.
This was definitely a very entertaining film, and I'm glad it was on HBO Max (I live in Indiana and I'm surrounded by anti-vax rat lickers, so you are not seeing me in a theater any time soon) so I didn't have the whole "who lives, who dies" spoiled for me.
Speaking of "who dies," I forgot how brutal James Gunn can be when he's not constrained by The Mouse. I mean, damn.
Well, this was certainly interesting.
I've never been a huge Kubrick fan. None of his films have ever appealed to me. However, as I was looking over my gaps in viewing, I noticed Dr. Strangelove could fill in for 1964, and I had heard good things. Plus, I needed to see how the hell Slim Pickens riding a bomb fit in to the context of the film.
It certainly was, well, interesting. The innuendo, the dark comedy, a young James…
Bless HBO Max for giving us the opportunity to watch this at home. It's starting to get harder for me to stay in one spot for a 2.5 hour movie, especially one that sometimes starts to drag like this one.
Don't get me wrong, for the most part, I enjoyed it. However, the highs were really, really high, and some of the lows were very, very low. Kind of uneven, but it was a good way to spend some time with the family after Christmas dinner. I just don't know if I'll be rushing to watch it again any time soon.