Film lover. 90s pop culture podcaster.
Listen, I love the 90s and I love horror. I also love urban legends and contemporary folklore.
I did not care for this.
- The Urban legends themselves are drained of the mystery and the "gotcha" (except for the "there's someone in the backseat" moment) leaving them not intriguing and creepy, but simply by-the-numbers slasher scenes.
-Its a gore-less and bloodless slasher, at that. It feels edited for television in the "scary" scenes.
-The characters are so paper thin, I…
As I have grown and changed, so have my thoughts on this movie, which is fitting.
A really challenging and layered view of the nature of dynamic romantic relationships and, indeed, the very nature of relationships and existence itself.
Very compassionate and very hopeful, which is a rarity in science fiction.
I saw this alone in the theater on opening weekend.
It has stayed with me ever since.
The ambiguity, the terror, the scope, the performances, the music, the direction, just wonderful filmmaking.
It feels remarkable different from other Fincher films, but that's not a complaint. There's a little more soul here than in some of his others. It's a very mature work.