Manhattan based movie addict looking for more city friends
An absolute thrill if you excise the the Woody Woodpecker cameo from your brain lol. There's so much excitement here. And it's made by people so clearly nerding about the actual science of space travel.
I have such a soft spot for this kind of retro-futuristic scifi movie. I love trying to live in this kind of rapidly expanding popular imagination. Everything feels possible.
The backdrops and costume design and score are also all gorgeous. Very cool sensory experience that I wish I could have in a proper theater.
What movie is everyone else watching here? I have a sneaking suspicion a lot of people are going to look back at this a lot less fondly in a few years. "Funny Because the Racism Is So Blatant" jokes, a meandering story that feels cringily autobiographical, and the conflict that acts as the engine for all this action is a "Will they? Won't they?" about pedophilia. Yuck.
Holy Hell. That this film could weaponize irony, sweep you up in a spacey drunken dream, and ground your heart to dust without any title cards is just astonishing.
Murneau was a master. I don't really have anything to add to the conversation about this film. I'm just thoroughly impressed.
(Also the poster LB chose for this is wonderful!)