Black and Chrome edition. Like seeing it for the first time. The echoes of Metropolis, the Morlocks, The Wages Of Fear coming through stronger than ever. A thrilling reworking of a masterpiece of action cinema. Now I want him to rework it in B/W AND without the dialogue. The loudest silent film in history.
Strange to see a film so clearly defined between being a terrible script and a fine piece of direction. Everything bad about this film is in the narrative. Everything good is in the way Jones makes things flow in front of the camera.
Oh, but Levon Helm, ancient & blind, sitting in the middle of nowhere listening to Mexican radio he can't understand. A character from Greek myth. "You're good people. You need to go ahead and shoot me." Sam Peckinpah would have been proud.
A dizzyingly sad, funny, overwhelmingly beautiful short film that manages to contain almost every fear imaginable about what the future of humanity might bring inside a brief fifteen minute running time. I've only watched this once but will be watching it repeatedly, not just to delve into its mysteries but to enjoy the journey. What you'll only get one time, though, is the jaw-dropping horror of the final moments. I shouted at the screen when *the thing* happened. Then the…
Wildly inventive use of the 'mismatched buddy' paradigm in a film that interrogates ideas about racial stereotyping in a way that genuinely surprised & excited me. It's also a sly satire on the War On Drugs with a nice little nod to Breaking Bad near the end. Social satire in the guise of kids' entertainment- stuffed with visual & verbal wit. Highly recommended. I would prefer to see it 2D however- the noir visuals are at times too dark for the 3D glasses to handle.