I feel like I've literally never seen another film thathas no motivation for any character whatsoever. Also the new overhead ads on letterboxd make it impossible to write reviews and I am too poor to be a paypig so fuck me I guess. I have no idea what I'm typing right now. Should have invested in gamestop or whatever the fuck
I loved the setting and the seedy world on display here, with war criminals and ex-Nazis and IRA fugitives and whatnot. But damn is the writing pretty bad. Keith David does his best to give life to some terrible narration but it doesn't help much. The fights are all pretty gnarly but they seem to lack any real threat for Adkins, who easily bests just about anyone he comes up against. I did like a moment late in the film…
This is going to sound pretty bad, but I think the most important part of the film is the turtle scene. Up until then, we had been flirting with the idea that the white characters are just as savage as the natives, or even more so, and this confirms something even darker. The cannibals may do horrible things to other human beings, but here we see the film crew enjoying mutilating the turtle. This is also Deodato's most damning criticism…
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Poltergeist is a blast of a horror film with an excellent soundtrack, writing that hits horror and comedy right on the nose, and a great cast of memorable characters. From the lighthearted Spielberg-y moments to the Tobe Hooper rip-your-fucking-face-off scares it is pure entertainment. The special effects are magnificent and their influence can still be felt today. This is a very fun movie that I wish I would've watched ages ago.
But aside from being a good time, it also…