For all this is, Backdraft is absolutely fucking terrible.
3, maybe 4 plotlines all fighting for a place at the top of Patriot Mountain, chewing the legs off structure and pace. All the toys are on the carpet and you stand on every single one.
But i love it. its so fucking saccharine and easy and BIG and over-wrung. Its every homemade song about firefighters and heroes reduced to a syrup. And thats just the human relationships.
The way it frames and evokes the fires is like a horror film. Twisted metal screams and air-sucking howls. Honestly, its like a complete dynamic shift where the film turns into abject horror, probably scarier than alot of 2010's supernatural films. The fires…