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No doubt some very interesting cultural commentaries and philosophical questions throughout, along with classic and genuinely upsetting Cronenberg body horror and odd flourishes, but this felt like a mess to me.
Props for making probably the grossest and most disturbing dystopian future I’ve seen though—A future that’s degraded and disturbed exclusively by the changes occurring to human bodies. I wish a different film had been made by Cronenberg using that same premise.
I’ve seen very view films that fully capture the intent of the filmmaker, whatever that intention may be—whether it’s a deep study of someone’s character, motivations, and actions, or whether it’s an attempt to expose one of life’s absurdities, or maybe capture a moment in time as it was and why it was. Whatever the artist takes aim at, 99% of the time it’s partially missed or missed entirely, or maybe I simply miss what’s being intended. It seems just…
I’m coming to this pretty late but… doesn’t quite live up to the hype for me. Everything felt like a set, which it obviously was, but still. A little heavy on the costume-drama vibes. I was expecting a grittier, maybe more Barry-Lyndon version of this story, but I guess that’s on me.
It is oddly refreshing to realize that US politics has never not been an unhinged, goat rodeo and that we aren’t in unprecedented times. Yay.
Also, Tommy Lee…