awesome work from my man perry — love how the grain and crushed contrast of the film stock clashes with heavy digital artifacting to create this really unique texture of paranoid glitching, exploiting technically inferior image quality to uncomfortable extremes for some truly beautiful results. not even gonna spoil what goes down in the last 2 minutes
don't know if there's much i can say about the visual approach here that hasn't been said, but i find it interesting how it takes on an increasingly abstract, almost costa-esque quality after the mother(?) brings the family to the abandoned building — not to say the approach wasn't already in the realm of a distinctly digital abstraction, not to mention the wide angles, but now the lighting is far more precise, unnatural, and surrealistic, spotting on walls covered in…
didn’t actually rewatch this bc tbh id rather die than do that but im gonna use this as a platform for some Serious Thoughts anyway that go way beyond just this particular movie... ill totally come clean here i think a half star review of slumdog millionaire is gonna catch more ppl’s eyes than not lol
i really want ppl to read this bc again ill be honest here: im a person of color with some shit to say and…
tfw ur tryna make a post apocalyptic atmospheric horror tension filled chamber piece and u dish out shitty dream sequences, no interesting ways of examining the space of ur location besides a couple of decent corridor shots that u end up milking the shit out of, impressively ineffectual character development, an unbelievably overbearing and out-of-place score, zero tension between the characters until the last ten minutes (and blow it all within three), and take the idea of "the less you know the scarier" so fucking far that there's very little reason to be interested in the world that it inhabits in the first place.