The editing is fucking weird and the imagery is so fleeting and surreal that it becomes an atmosphere itself ATOP the pre-existing atmosphere of humidity and chiiiic fuuuucking.
the most relentless a comedy's been since 10 year old me saw "airplane!" every jokes hits regardless of if it's accurate attentive parody, surreal, or an incorporation of every form of media in the 21st century for the cause of its hilarious characters. and the sudden eye-adjusting cut to the tmz parody with a room of mike birbiglia, will arnett, chelsea peretti, and eric andre gave me my first visceral reaction since the car scene in "hereditary."
wait nvm the best cameo was jimmy fallon's partially-severed finger in 2015.
Don't let yourself be fooled by the war imagery, the jungle, the wartime Frenchmen, run-of-the-mill cultural generalizations, alcoholic protagonist, remorseless and dancing soldiers, the loss and gain of seemingly random plot points, slaughter of a water buffalo, descent into hysteria, hallucinogenic hues, lush and sweeping musical numbers, and reaffirmation, romantic or not and despite differences, of human relationships: this is NOT Apocalypse Now.
What a cute couple. I thought Bogart and Hepburn were going to spend the whole movie bickering, but instead they behaved quite civilly towards one another. Their less-than-ideal situation served not as an excuse for aggression and festering sexual tension but as a problem they needed to work together and solve, understanding their differences a little more along the way...There was still a respectable amount of festering sexual tension, though, don't worry.