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* Poe powerslide an x-wing
* Holdo’s silent lightspeed light show
* Holdo’s silent “pew” while firing a blaster
* Red ninja jedi with rad weapons
The kids approved, but were utterly grossed out by the green milk scene.
I’ve always found the sci-fi genre (specifically the stark, ambiguous, experiential subset) to be the most personally rewarding to watch.
Similar to other Alex Garland works (Sunshine, 28 Days Later, Ex Machina), Annihilation takes place in a world we don’t have rules for; a world we’re not meant to understand fully.
But uncertainty can lead to introspection. I found myself considering my own place in the story and subject matter long after the credits rolled.
Annihilation sticks to your ribs.
This movie ranks among some of the greatest kid gang movies of all time: Goonies, Sandlot, Stand By Me, etc.
The paranormal MacGuffin is really well done, but the feel-good storyline driven by smart ass kids who know how to save the day is what’ll make me want to see this again.
Super 8 is pretty much all I want a movie to be… Fun to watch.
Suicide Squad is 20 trailers interspersed with misplaced flashback sequences that fail to compensate for the lack of a story, vision, or theme.
Boom! We’re doing something! Cue the Black Sabbath, AC/DC, White Stripes, Creedence, etc. song—then show everybody walking together in slow motion. Repeat. Over. And over.
So while Ayer pursued his original vision, Warners set about working on a…