still too overwhelmed. but what struck me in particular was that much of this film’s visual language is in pov shots — not only does this recall elijah’s proposition that comic books are derived from things people saw and felt, it also stresses m night’s special brand of humanism, that which digs and digs away at the boundless interiority and complexity of people, and with unconditional compassion. there’s a reason david dunn’s story feels rather subordinate to elijah’s and kevin’s…
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.
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…