“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”
Johnny Depp in FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS (1998), directed by Terry Gilliam. Based on the book by Hunter S. Thompson. It’s impossible to walk in this muck! 🦇🦎 #FilmLoverFriday
You know what I love so much about this film (that is, Blade Runner 2049)? It’s like the film equivalent of literary genre fiction. Some of my favorite books of all time are genre fiction—sci-fi or fantasy or both, for example—delivered in such a way that they transcend “genre fiction” and are undeniably literary. I dislike the distinction in the first place between “genre” and “literary” fiction, but that’s another matter.
What I mean by that is this: Blade Runner 2049 acts as an art film. It takes its time, it tells its story through silences and actions, it is poetic and existential and visually it’s breathtaking. And at the same time, it’s amazing science fiction. Just as a great “literary science fiction” novel is thoughtful and poetic/lyrical, beautifully constructed and ingenious in its imagining and execution, Blade Runner 2049 is the filmic equivalent in its exquisite style, form, craft, and storytelling.
I love it.
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The sheer concept of this movie already has me interested enough. It is a female-orientated sci-fi thriller with an unknown mystery/creature within an undisclosed location. Everything about this project is shrouded in mystery, and that is the way I love it.
Tom Hardy and Venom is a match made in heaven. Although the first trailer has not shown too much, I am optimistic that Hardy will bring justice to one of the greatest villains of all time and my personal favourite.
3. The Incredibles 2
It has been way too long for our family of superheroes. They were a large part of my childhood and one of the best Pixar movies of all time. I am so glad that they’ll be back and I pray to god it will be the sequel we deserve.
2. Ready Player One
Although Spielberg has been missing rather than scoring lately, I still have a lot of faith in him to deliver a faithful adaptation of this epic CGI-fest with (hopefully) strong direction and good characters. If it were any time Spielberg needed to return to form, it’d be now.
1. Avengers: Infinity War
An epic project 10 years in the making. I have been waiting for this my whole life, and it’s finally upon us. I expect Thanos to destroy cities, throw our heroes to the ground, tears to be shed and heartbreak to be experienced. This should be an all-out war of every Marvel character we’ve come to know and love. It’s about time.