Seen on 35mm at The Music Box.
This is a crazy movie. It doesn't always work, mostly because every so often it needs to become a much more conventional superhero movie (the fight with the dogs is horrible, as is everything with Josh Lucas - though his death scene is amazing and feels like something out of a Paul Verhoven movie), but when Ang Lee is really doing his thing (e.g. anything with Nick Nolte, the scene where the hulk rides the jet and sees space, the…
"They're after the place. They don't know why; they just remember. Remember that they want to be in here."
"What the hell are they?"
"They're us, that's all, when there's no more room in hell."
This was remarkable - so densely packed with political ideas (the police raid at the beginning is one of the best depictions I've ever seen of the absurd terror of police violence), haunting images (blood getting wiped away by windshield wipers), biting satire (the brilliant…
The world building in this made me euphoric - I repeatedly found myself wanting to stand up and step into the screen because the film was so beautiful (even when the things it's showing us are insanely grim).
A terrifying film about alienation and ecological devesation. Nature is dead, the world is almost devoid of humans, filled merely with copies, or copies of those copies. Lonely souls looking for a mythology to attach themselves to, only to realize their fundamental…