I studied through an entire history degree without seeing this film once - what the hell was I thinking?
Having a train driver as a brother gave me a good excuse to put this film on. Apparently, the driving scenes are quite realistic (I'm still waiting for a comment on the zombies, though).
Director Yeon Sang-ho certainly put a lot on his plate for his first live action release; shoving such a well-worn antagonist into a cramped, sedative environment. Fortunately, even with a few bumps, the plot never fully derails (sorry). Enough carnage and speculation ensue to keep the…
I tried to write a conventional review on this, I really did, but plenty of room-pacing and backspace key-pressing have realised that typed words alone cannot summarise these 90 minutes with due justice. End of Evangelion is a visual experience first; not only from its impeccable artistic style and shot composition, but that its subject matter (particularly from the second half onward) goes beyond description - which is more than fine. Wide eyes, cold chills, and the slight tear said more than any possible words of mine. A time that will stick with you and refuse to leave: perfect.
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The sub-plot about the nurse/doctor relationship was forgettable. But everything else, the cinematography, pacing, and casting (a nice change of pace to see Jim Carrey in something that isn't another mediocre comedy), felt perfect.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is easily up there with Lost in Translation, as one of the best Romance films that I've ever seen.