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“God, I hate rock and roll”
The ultimate movie about why car guys are evil.
Far from Carpenter’s scariest movie, but if you go into it with those expectations the performances and the script are so layered and compelling that the more I got into it, the more enraptured I was with what this movie is going for. Has so much to say about consumer culture, nostalgia, and the misogynistic and abusive underbelly to the idealization of the 50s that…
Ahahhahahaha fuck yes oh my god!!! Basically 108 minutes of me doing the sickos “yes… ha ha ha… yes!!” meme. I’ve seen some people complain about this being PG-13 and not going full gross out but I think he really effectively mines this premise for all the scares he can without gratuitous body horror (except for that one scene which absolutely whips 🦴).
Definitely not a perfect film but I just could not help but be fully on board with…
First rewatch since we’ve entered the cool zone and in doing so it became even more clear that this is one of the great American movies. So insanely prescient in its depiction of police militarization, capitalism, and the grotesque violence that defines America while also being entertaining as all hell for every second of its perfectly composed 105 mins.
Crime is not something that policing is aimed to “solve” as much as police are meant to wage a violent war…