Plot was really hard for me to follow as is usually the case with ensemble casts I'm not familiar with and I'm not too big a fan of digitally stabilised and stitched long tracking shots but then the batshit climax came and I didn't care about anything else. More highlights: Thai and Chinese folk talking through emoji and translation apps (ven if the latter is introduced in a really silly way), the scene where two characters find each other in the hospital and what comes right before it. More melodrama/action movies, please.
Let me start this by saying that it's the first time I see anything from this film besides the aerial shots of DiCaprio and Winslet. That said, here are some thoughts:
- It surprised me how very explicit it is in its treatment of death, you can probably say "What other way could there be around it?" by I'm pretty sure some directors would've done it without, for example, several shots of people jumping from the ship (which brought to…
Going to a screening of this seemed like the best idea, but it ended up being what's probably safe to say is the worst screening I've gone to.
What was being screened was a squashed-to-16:9, probably pirated DVD with what looked like fansubs (no accents (Spanish language), terribly timed (sometimes too early, sometimes too late), and slightly inaccurate translations at times). That last part wouldn't be such a big deal except for 1. the volume was too low,…