writer & gay furry from finland. taste in movies all over the place. (avatar by @CSarracenian)
Had its moments after a slow start, but still felt like it leaned too much on pure vibes. Being simultaneously inscrutable at the level of plot and plainly didactic at the level of theme didn't really do anything for me. In the same way, some of its imagery was deeply arresting, but some shots looked visibly cheap, and I'm not sure what to make of this combination. Maybe I'm being ungenerous, seeing this as the last thing at a pretty long festival.
Beautiful visual poetry about transhumanism, evil feeding chairs, how microplastics are good actually, being a furry but for organs, how annoying it is when children eat your plastic garbage cans, and a lot of other cool stuff. Movie of the year.
Though its emotional throughline (Mortensen's character contemplating his place in the world and wallowing in his complex feelings about what he is becoming) is genuine and very effective, I think much of Crimes of the Future is best understood…
First of all, one thing needs to be acknowledged: Ewan McGregor is the only reason this show exists. There is already an entire trilogy of movies dedicated to telling the story of how we got here; there are no unanswered questions or compelling leads into new plotlines. It's a series that only exists because McGregor and Christensen wanted to have another go at playing their characters and because years of prequel memes already did the marketing for Disney, guaranteeing that…