This is like a painfully normal person’s idea of an eccentric movie.
I was taken aback by how many questions the movie answers right away. Right off the bat there's a meteor strike. Then an expository scene about cancer, complete with microscopic imagery. So panspermia and the idea of a macrocosmic, cancerous environment are immediately presented as explanations for what you're about to witness.
With the mechanics of the plot heavily foreshadowed, the audience can feel fully immersed in the sense of dread, and dwell on the emotional resonance of the story.…
'You look ready.'
This film is easily compared with The Raid, which has essentially the same setup, without the bells and whistles of futuristic drugs and sexy psychic Olivia Thirlby. The Raid, being a relatively low budget martial arts flick, impressed me more. The Raid overcame a neat but slim premise by being extremely creative with its action, not just in its fight choreography, but with the basic setups of each individual conflict. Dredd was brutal, and entertaining, but ultimately…
'Don't be afraid...'
Such a good film. All the stuff up to and including Batman's first appearance is stellar and really holds up, the photography is great and the scene where the audience gets a criminal's POV of Batman is genius (emulated fairly well by The Incredible Hulk, where it makes less sense). I'm less keen on some of the stylistic choices in the latter half of the film, especially when compared with followup The Dark Knight, but it hardly…