I cannae do words.
Just listing stuff as I watch them instead of trying to remember every film I've ever seen and how I felt about them.
Not fun to find yourself aware of counting licensed songs one after another, or wondering why they kept giving Joker hair dye and makeup in Arkham. Fuckin' hate a film making me a pedant, but what else am I supposed to pay attention to when the editing is all over the place like parts of the film were just lost down the side of the couch? I was already distracted at the start when Will Smith extorted money from Travis Touchdown.
Mind you, I got a good laugh at the grappling hook dude attempting the slowest escape of all time.
Despite not having seen any of the films until now, I'd thought myself pretty knowledgeable on Godzilla simply through osmosis. I can tell you, I was not expecting such a sombre affair. A far cry from all the fighting monster gifs you see over the years.
There was a real national pain on show here. Something that's hard for me to imagine, and yet would have been less than a decade ago for many who saw it in theatres. It's like a window into that time, and feeling. A moment in history I can only ever see on the horizon, and try to comprehend.
Not a moment wasted here. It's a treat to watch something that feels like you're seeing someone's proper vision. The lingering on old equipment, lovingly framed long shots of stuff operated in realtime. An admiration for a period and its tools. I'm a sucker for that shit.
These characters are so well realised and portrayed that I wanted to reach into the screen and pat their backs, congratulate them on such a good job like a proud da. I spent…