This movie filled me with a bunch of existential dread that hasn’t left me since I finished it. Nuclear war scares me on a basic level, but this movie doesn’t rely completely on the horrors of nuclear war in order to be effective. It has fantastic performances and some truly brilliant dialogue. The translation scenes are so incredibly tense. I really love how this movie refuses to take the easy way out with a singular villain. The villains are the…
Forever in awe by the detail Bong Joon-ho includes in his movies. So much to look at and notice in each scene.
The Rock still puzzles me, even on my third watch. How does it fit in with the rest of the movie? Does it actually represent something? Is it just an obvious Red Herring that doesn’t actually have any meaning aside from what the son ascribes to it? I don’t know. What I do know is that this movie is still a great experience on rewatch. The first descent into the basement still gives me goosebumps.
Simply stunning. Robert Mitchum is a terrifying force of nature in this movie, giving a performance you rarely see in movies. Part of it is cool and in control, while the rest of it is unhinged and downright scary. At one point Mitchum let’s out a scream that sent actual chills down my spine. He feels unstoppable for most of the movie, and I think the religious aspect of it amplifies that feeling a lot.
The other standout for me…