Sunday, 10 April 2016

Midnight Special


Quite pleased with myself that I successfully convinced the teenager to go see this, avoiding having to sit through Grumpy Voice vs Wooden Alien a second time. On the up side I got to take her to the cinema to see a film of intelligence that allows you to fill the gaps as the superb imagery and performances unfold before you. On the down side I had the film's carefuly consructed atmosphere of wonder and mystery repeatedly punctured by zingers such as 'I'm confused, who are the good guys and who are the bad guys?' and 'Why does he never smile?' whilst pointing at Michael Shannon.
You win some, you lose some.

6 comments:

  1. Why have I got it into my head that this is Steven King? Obviously the plot is familiar, but that title's ringing a bell too.

    You don't want to see Michael Shannon. It's like when Gordon Brown used to do it.

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    1. Firestarter + Four Past Midnight?

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  2. God knows. Looks good anyway, though I'm still tempted to rewatch Bman v Sman. Is it really good? Is it really shit? Sucker Punch all over again...

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  3. Correction - You don't want to see Michael Shannon smiling.

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    1. He smiles of 5 separate occasions in this.

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    2. Does is look like this? http://www.007james.com/characters/jaws.php

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