Appreciated The Shining more on this second viewing and noticed a lot of things I missed the first time around. Once in a while a film needs to be watched twice to really get the full effect. The Shining is definitely one I'll be recommending people to see more than once now.
The sense of dread was still there even though I knew what was going to happen. It's beautifully shot, multi-layered, and thickly atmospheric.
The maze was something I…
1). The slow moving, but heartening love story of two dreamers and the man's impossible, entrepreneurial endeavor of dragging a boat over land by opportunistically involving the local, indigenous people along the way.
2). Lots of bowls of fermented spit, the flour in a nightmare cake.
I've never enjoyed a superhero movie more than this. While a superhero's abilities often separate him/her from the average person, this film makes the superheroes into a type of everyman. They are more easy to relate to than characters such as Superman or even Captain America.
The casting, the special effects, the writing, the tone, everything about this film worked extremely well. I would definitely recommend this to friends--even if they are not into science fiction or superheroes.