pretty low energy except when a sleepwalking John Wayne throws a chicken at a man. it's not nearly homoerotic enough to be Hawks film for me, but the finale it pretty darn fun.
Ultimately, Curtis’ argument is that the oversimplification of complex problems breeds oversimplified solutions, and when these overly simple solutions are implemented—often violently—they produce unintended consequences that further complicate the calculus. I would like to keep this front and center, because while Curtis has many aesthetic and methodological weaknesses, the framing of his thesis remains sound, even if he himself is not fully beholden to it. The case for complexity is a flexible position, one that does not divide political and…
I’m trying not to immediately compare it to other Anderson RE films and just let it be, but I can’t help it and I don’t know if I’m as into this as I am Afterlife and Retribution. But this baby’s got moves.
Three initial thoughts:
1. Less about the logic of video games and more interested in giving visual style to Anderson’s philosophy of change, transformation, mutation, and adaptation. Everything is constantly moving in relation to the independent movements of…