Perfectly messes up the horrific, gruesome and somber tone it sets for itself, with shotty editing, shifty special effects, over-the-top gore and a ridiculously contrived plot; that is to say this nails and elevates the C-Grade schlock of its predecessors with gusto. I really dug it.
It’s a 2-Hour Carpenter Brut music video staring Nic Cage.
Breakdown: self-indulgent first act... Invasion; FIRE; barbed wire; tiger blood; Cheddar Goblin; screaming bottle of Vodka; Bill Duke; LSD Jesus Freak season; driving angry; Se7en’s death cock; blood bath; Night King w/Tiger; VENGEANCE; Cage is GOD.
A cult masterpiece... waiting to be made in a fan edit. Cage is great. The score is great. The gags are great. The plot is great. The style is great. The pacing is…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Aside from the beat-for-beat mirroring of the original film seriously deflating the drama and suspense, I rather liked this episode.
However, the story is like a coincidence got in a wrestling match with fate and the punch-up crew from the MCU was commentating. And, I get why they did it and the end result could be the best set-up for a budding "new" franchise, but still kinda dodgy.
I really want an explanation for why R2 happened to "come to"…
Star Wars: The Subversion of Expectaions.
The ‘one step forward, one step to the side’ story approach was interesting enough, until it too became super, SUPER predictable. It’s like the script’s plot twists were written on Opposite Day. So, by the end, I expected the unexpected and left with the only memorable and exciting bit being Laura Dern; as she was both interesting and badass. I guess the older I get, the less I care about pretty colors and pointless…