One of the most straightforward movies I've seen, and that's not a bad thing. Once again, a lot of these car-themed films seem to have had a ton of production issues. It makes a lot of sense that John Sturges would have been initially involved with a production as sensational as this, as opposed to Lee. H .Katzin, a director I'd never heard of before. In any case, it seems more like McQueen's film than anybody else's. I've since learned…
George C Scott seems to think he is in a film of a completely different pedigree than what we actually get in The Last Run. Apparently he had been searching “meaty Bogart-type role” for a long time and seemed determined to steer the film in that direction, and it shows. He really leans into the Rick Blaine archetype, right down to the inflection. Ironic then, that the Bogie’s chief collaborator in creating this persona, John Huston, was completely against the…
Whoda thunk it. That a series which started as a gag manga based on spoofs and poop jokes, introduced random characters and contrived situations over dozens of episodes purely for the sake of an elaborate pun at the end, that based entire backstories solely to whip out an esoteric reference, would somehow against all odds tie every character and situation together in an actual, affecting narrative in an honest-to-god professional feature film - and still have a poop joke front and center (great to hear DOES again, one last time).
But I guess that's what the yorozuya have always been about.
Abayo, you useless good-for-nothings.
Honestly thought that I wanted to write a lot about why this was so painfully unwatchable but then I came to the conclusion that I am probably not rhetorically skilled enough to accurately represent my feelings on this one without coming off as sanctimonious since its so beloved by so many, so I apologize in advance and here are some interviews with the directors that really…