It has a strong Tarkovsky-esque vibe by way of Kubrick's 2001 with, I don't know, maybe a bit of early Carpenter and/or Cronenberg influence sprinkled in...
But it's also its own beast entirely.
TOMB RAIDER is a bit tonally unbalanced. It tries to juggle a fun, exciting, blockbuster adventure vibe with a more violent, gritty, action thriller vibe, and it doesn't completely work.
Vikander does really well with what she's given to do, and she gets to punch a dude in the dick.
A neon sex glinting off rain-stained streets wet dream.
A kinetic, surrealistic, survivalist, action film masterpiece.
And just like he did in STREETS OF FIRE, Walter Hill has created a dark, grimy, violent, hyper-real dangerous world that I kind of wish I could exist in.
There's a certain level of coziness in his darkness.
These worlds are broken glass comfort foods. They might hurt you, but they taste so good.
Colourful characters exist in the shadows and once again, like…
I just watched NAKED LUNCH for the 1st time.
I don't know if it's a brilliant, fucked-up, crazy masterpiece - or a beautiful, messy, weird kinda failure that I think I kinda liked...
But the indecision & confused reaction to the film will haunt me for an excessive period of time.
Regardless, I love how Cronenberg builds worlds. Even his most out there, surreal, fantastical & insane realities have a weird, alluring, frighteningly cozy feel to them.
NAKED LUNCH might grow on…