DaMU wrote:Not to open a big can of worms (...pop...), but I increasingly find Snyder's Ayn Randy sub-fascism to be gross and ethically bizarre. His problematic messaging in movies like Man of Steel and BvS and 300, his weird indulgences in Watchmen (like turning the rape of Silk Spectre into a suspense set-piece and upending the comic's restrained violence so the fights are gory but the apocalypse is anodyne). These choices aren't "fascinating" so much as they are distracting - and persistent enough to actively bother me. I don't like the things his films say, and it's gotten more and more in the way of my appreciation of his virtues with the craft (such as they are).
Please understand, though, that I'm not accusing anyone who likes Snyder of being gross or ethically dubious themselves. Like I said earlier, we're all coming to these movies with our own senses of proportion.
Nothing he has made has ever appealed to me in the least--as in, to even want to see it. I watched Watchmen
because I like a lot of the cast, but I was very underwhelmed and at times embarrassed. Like, people watched that sex scene in a theater. Did they all just pretend it didn't happen? It was so cringe-y.
Anyway--I needed something to watch while doing a puzzle (and, let's be real, avoiding planning lessons) on a rainy Sunday, so I put on The Collection
. It is so dumb, and yet so entertaining. It dispenses with the torture scenes of the first movie and just goes for over-the-top mayhem and is all the better for it. Josh Stewart is a good lead, and it's now on Netflix.
I'm about 15 minutes into the movie the Open House
and liking it so far. I did semi-recently read a book about
I vividly remember a woman on a talk show telling a story (which may or may not have been made up, but it was memorable, so whatever) about coming home to a locked house and finding surgical tubing laying on her bed. She freaks out, leaves, gets someone to come back, they search the house, can't find anyone, check all of the locks. And then when she comes home again later the surgical tubing is still on her bed but now it's been tied into knots. Then she discovered that this man had tunneled into her bathroom through a shared basement or something. This story has been imprinted on my brain for over 20 years, and I always think of it when I watch "Is someone in the house?!" movies.