As always with Scorsese, I appreciate the realistic natural acting and hard hitting content, but nearly all the films of his I've seen feel so much longer than they really are, and not in a way that aids the film, at least to my tastes. Sometimes he just doesn't seem to know when to just let the film end.
As with all of Wheatley's films, High Rise is incredibly enigmatic and strange, barely adhering to any semblance of a coherent story structure(very much intentional) and is visually and auditorily stunning. However, like his other films, I'm sure it'll take multiple viewings to fully ingest and perhaps actually enjoy. As with his previous film Kill List, there is clearly something that I really like and that intrigues me about this film, but I just didn't really enjoy it the first time, not nearly as much as I wanted to.
Nice to see some defense for E.T.
While not necessarily a good game, it was a very ambitious game that doesn't deserve to be called the worst ever in any stretch of the imagination.
Like one interviewee said, "I'd rather play E.T. than any of the Call of Duty games any day".
So would I.
It's been 5 or 6 years since I last saw this film, and I gotta say, I'm really quite astonished at how actually terrible this movie is. Sure, I've held the notion that it may be a bit overrated for some time now, but I'm actually quite shocked.
From the very start, the movie moves at such a frenzied pace, each scene hurrying to get over with. No scenes are really ever given a proper introduction or closing before moving…