This would have been a good movie, with its Breakfast Club set-up, lots of on location shooting and great scenes with Jack Black and Karen Gillan. Unfortunately, it takes a huge dump on the treasure that is Jumanji in the name of making tons of money. Shocker.
Since WWII, a tag team of free-trade economic advisers, CIA operatives and financial institutes such as the IMF and the World Bank have been prying open the economies of developing countries, pouring in a mixture of privatisation, deregulation and open borders. National resources went out, McDonalds went in. And now there will also be a McDonalds in Wakanda! :(
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Blade to Blade: the Director's Cut (1992) vs the Final Cut (2007)
A brief discussion under Michael Audet's review of Blade Runner prompted me to revisit the Director's Cut in order to settle once and for all which version I like best.
It's actually not going to be that big of a showdown, sorry to disappoint! Not because one comes out the clear winner, but because the differences are so small as to be almost negligible. Alright, on a technical…
"It's all data. Ones and zeros. All recoverable. Eternally present."
- Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon
"Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run . . . but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant. . . ."
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson
I slid passed three other…