No film can live up to the hype of being labelled the scariest movie of all time, especially with many years of hindsight and the change of horror trends. But The Exorcist does hold up for me as a creepy drama with extremely interesting characters. It basically goes about the idea of a loved one being possessed by a demon in the most grounded way possible. I just get sucked into the eerie tone; haunted by the depressing religious idea that people can be corrupted by pure, unmotivated evil.
Probably my favourite non-Miyazaki Ghibli film so far, though his credit as a writer is certainly felt in such a bitter-sweet story. Visually it's just a treat, with an amazingly realised world. Never before has a tiny scale world been so brilliantly realised, and the sense of weight from the animation and sound design contribute to that greatly. It really feels like a direct adaptation of a storybook, and it doesn't suffer from being feature length despite its simplistic narrative.…
Some doofy schmuck who thinks he's an action hero wanders into a Chinese martial arts fantasy film and absolute insanity ensues. I feel like it should be a tonally inconsistent mess but it somehow manages to be lighthearted fun all the way through. Don't think I ever really knew what was happening but I think I loved it.
Jesus Christ I can't believe this movie...
- Wasn't shit?
- Was actually good
- Is best thing to come out of the desperate clusterfuck of DC movies
- Somehow justifies creating a remake of a film that was critically panned despite being a box office hit
- Made Harley Quinn more endearing than she is fucking annoying
- Shows how restricted James Gunn was by Marvel by letting him make an extremely gory and vulgar film
- Has more…