A frighteningly relevant film and hard to watch film about obsessive fans and fandoms that can become unmoored from reality. This film and "Misery" would pair together quite well. This isn't really part of the film but I want to say it anyway, your interests or hobbies whatever they may be should enrich your life not consume it.
I was genuinely surprised at how "not shitty" this film was. Yes the CGI was subpar even for the time, the shoe string budget is readily apparent, and the cast is chalk of unknown newbie actors. But on the other hand there is fidelity to the source material, the cast does a serviceable job (with Bruce Payne and Tim Stern being the standouts), and there's enough well choreographed action to hold the audience's attention. I certainly enjoyed this more than that overstuffed undercooked World of Warcraft film.
"Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
In short, this film is the lovechild of Gravity & 2001: A Space Odyssey. In long, this film is a lovingly crafted deeply contemplative science fiction drama. The majority of the complaints I got about this film from people (besides the ones I listed below) boil down to the fact that most of the real…
Having a filmmaker helm the new entry in beloved franchise who is also a fan of said franchise can be a mixed blessing. On the one hand you have someone who “gets” the intellectual property fans adore but on the other hand the creator can potentially be blinded by nostalgia. Take Superman Returns for example. In the 70’s Richard Donner brought Superman to the big screen which wowed…