Don’t forget to select your favorite films!
Had to give this another hoon, having been reminded of it by watching Midnight Special. A friend rightly pointed out there's a similar atmos in the two movies, even if they have little in common plot-wise. Both are a flavour of SF that's pretty big on seeing how things affect actual humans, and both have a relatively slow pace.
Anyway, I really enjoyed my second viewing. This time round I was really struck by all the signage, graffiti, tv shows…
Gyllenhal is heaps better in Prince of Persia, but it's still pretty good. #trollololol
Nah but seriously. You know whether you're up for a boxing pic, and this is all incredibly straightforward fallen hero arc stuff... BUT I gave a shit about what was happening, during the boxing and during the rest of it.
The "behind every great man..." schtick still going strong in 2015 and Bechdel-Wallace test squarely failed.
Forest Whitaker explicitly in the teacher role comes through with reassuring nuance, fumbling over his pearls of wisdom sometimes, called out for lying, etc.