I’m probably being over generous, but this managed to get more than a few good laughs out of me.
It’s amazing how this film isn’t more highly praised by marvel fans.
It is character driven, it’s willing to do interesting and brave things with the source materials. It has legitimate character development for the lead. It is the only Marvel movie I can think of that criticizes the US military and government, even if it’s primarily via the villain.
It’s honestly one of the best comic book movies of all time.
There is an insane amount to unpack here. This film balances on the rusty blade of a knife, between utter trash and near incomprehensible genius.
This film has been called Dadaist, Surrealist, Absurdist. There are some arguments to be made for and against each of them. There is too much a narrative for it to be Dadaist. There is to much normalcy for it to be truly Surrealist. The disconnect between mind and reality is not great enough to be…
One of the most underrated films ever made, and one of my personal faves.
A clear response to Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the film presents a similar concept through the lens of the darkly comic, perverted world of the underground cartoonists.
I love the art style, and the overall tone. This film is just the right level of dark surrealism I enjoy and it is clear Bakshi is doing what he can with the script.
That said, the script is…