This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The acting in this, specifically Hoffman's, is like 10/10. It's a brilliant performance as he basically becomes Truman Capote.
I enjoyed watching Capote lie and manipulate to get what he wanted. Over and over again telling Perry he hadn't yet chosen a title (which was a thing that actually happened; it's documented in their written correspondence).
I like Perry's sister telling Capote not to trust her brother, that he's not as sweet as he pretends to be, and then Perry…
This film takes itself really super-cereal, guys.
To be fair, the problem isn't that The Final takes itself seriously; it's that it's poorly written, so the seriousness feels artificial and unearned. It relies too much on characters talking.
It'd be one thing if this movie were just an all-around terrible piece of garbage, but it's not. The Final looks and sounds really good, especially for being a low-budget film. That's what makes the script so damn frustrating: the creators made…
This is one of my favorite films ever. It is the perfect blend of sci-fi and horror. The special effects are so well done that even decades later they remain a disturbing sight; modern movies should watch The Thing and weep in shame.
The characters, the paranoia, the sense of claustrophobic doom, it's all brilliantly done.
I watched this movie when I was decently young, so it holds a special place in my heart as being one of the few films that ever managed to scare me.
Just found my MGM Region 3 Director's Cut buried in a pile of DVDs. Groovy.
The movie is 93 minutes long with some alternate takes and the original ending. It's awesome, though I do miss "Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun."
Army of Darkness is a ridiculous, campy, over-the-top slapstick comedy in which the goofy Ash manages to make life a lot more difficult for everyone he meets. There really is nothing like a Bruce Campbell one-liner.