and so, the two of us became the wind
2020 NO MORE STAR RATINGS – likes are for films i love
i do like some later shyamalan better but this is truly brilliant. when i first saw this as a teen i didn’t really appreciate how he uses the audience’s understanding of the language of editing against them, imitating Malcolm’s experience of suddenly appearing and disappearing in time all the while assuming he’s experiencing things continuously. it’s just so fucking smart. ppl in my circle don’t tend to talk about this one so much bc we’re all so eager to defend his later work but the guy has been a genius from the jump.
idiots will call this a staggering retelling of the myth of prometheus through the eyes of the american laborer, the fire of the gods becoming success under capitalism, an unattainable fiction that drives men to maddened violence in their pursuit
geniuses will understand that this is a movie about getting drunk and almost kissing ur homie and then getting even drunker and tenderly holding each other as you drift off to sleep
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
WELCOME TO THE FRONT
You received orders from the General.
MIND THE CRATERS
You crossed No Man's Land unscathed.
You set off a trap and destroyed the German bunker.
Blake was killed by the German pilot.
You chose to ride with the battalion.
SLEEP IT OFF
You spent the night unconscious in Écoust.
You had food for the French woman's baby.
SINK OR SWIM