Started by WorldForgot, July 22, 2021, 10:04:51 AM

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I was reading it as 7.22.21 and was so confused.


That would have made my day

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Still trying to parse out exactly how I feel about this movie. It's very fun. And the performances are great. There's a strong spine here accenting the legacy of Black craftsmen within Hollywood, it makes for a sturdy thematic thread and I've enjoyed enjoyed spinning that bit of the yarn around in my mind for new angles. I still prefer Us, at the moment.

Ruth De Jong's production design gives this movie a lot of life. Her career in lore-making gives Peele's sparse script a sweet-simple affect.

I hope everyone that dug Old (2021) will have the same sort of good time watching Peele dig deeper into elsewhere-here.


Quote from: WorldForgot on July 22, 2022, 12:56:34 PMI hope everyone that dug Old (2021) will have the same sort of good time watching Peele dig deeper into elsewhere-here.

Are those of us that didn't, doomed...? 


Not at all! Different scopes of intention, but you should expect a similar sort of simplicity to its conceit.



Didn't love this sadly. Feel conflicted as I did with Us. It's thematically ripe with concepts on trauma filtered through media and exploitation of animals. Cinema as aggressor. But most of all, the film concerns itself with the simultaneous thrill and dangers of spectacle. It's what makes so much of the finale entertaining, but also kinda contradictory.

But mainly, I thought this was only infrequently exciting, unfunny, and thinly characterized. There's no performance on the level of Lupita in Us. The first act is a bit of a slog


Out in the UK now. I found this very boring and disappointing, I'm afraid. The suspense sequences are overblown and unimaginative; the characterisation one-note; the comic relief repartee falls flat. Peele seems to have bet the farm on a clever-dumb, over-extended disgruntled-chimpanzees-and-aggressive-UFOs metaphor about the potentially invasive, wounding quality of being objectified by visual media – implied in the common phrase 'caught on camera', like a worm gets caught on a hook – but without attending to the nuts and bolts scaffolding of genre filmmaking necessary to keep an ambitious thesis from crashing lifelessly to the ground.