favourites are my top four watches (both old and new) from the month just gone
I loved this. Particularly captivated by the focus on the aural -- I was hooked from the title sequence alone. I found the Orca's call almost similar to that of the Xenomorph's in Alien ? Charlotte Rampling's outfits were stunning, but never distracting or unbelievable. I really cherished the meditative sequences on the orcas in the water too. Much more a tale of vengeance that pure wanton malice like in Jaws .
If I had to pick a least favourite film genre, War Film would have a very high chance of coming first place.
But, Verhoeven just so brilliantly understands genre, and in turn, creates a hyperbolic war drama, full of unapologetic cheese, but never with jarring effect.
I think the only reason I haven't given it 5 is because of my natural disinterest with war dramas.
The "Want To Know More?" cutaways are lovely little lightly satirical respites in between scenes and are never once unwelcome exposition to the story.