(Film 9 of The Possibly Decades Spanning Coen Brothers Marathon)
"Son, you got a panty on your head"
Hang on, a Coen Brothers film that isn't as cynical as it's humanely possible to be? Wow.
While not as funny as I'd heard from some people, this still is quite a decent film. You've obviously got the great dialogue, Nicolas Cage being Nicolas Cage, although a slightly calmer version, two brilliant car chases, and two of the stupidest criminals ever. Plus,…
"He punched the highlights out of her hair!"
"Guess who's drunk?"
"I guess Wallace."
"Well honey...I'm just a little bi-furious!"
"Pirates are in this year!"
"You made me swallow my gum! That's going to be in my digestive tract for seven years!"
"You just headbutted my boyfriend so hard he burst!"
"We are Sex Bob-Omb! And we're here to watch Scott Pilgrim kick your teeth in! Onetwothreefour!"
It might just be because this film is targeted at people around my…
" I'm not afraid of you. No politics here. Just good, old-fashioned revenge."
It may be just the post-cinema buzz talking, but this film is quite possibly better than The Avengers. And I loved The Avengers.
All of the marketing for this promised us that we would see a more vulnerable, damaged, more human Tony Stark, in stark contrast (I have zero regrets) to his previous characterisation as the "genius-billionaire-playboy philanthropist".
And it delivered. Robert Downey Jr. absolutely knocks it…
This...this film. This film is just sheer, mind-screwing, absolutely terrifying genius right the way through, keeping you completely focused on the screen, almost blacking out the rest of the world because it feels like you're getting sucked into the film itself, you feel like you're there, following Danny through the corridors of the Overlook Hotel, in the skies looking down on the car as it travels through some of the most beautiful scenery I can imagine. Even then, before even…