Set in a remote and old University we follow the story of a gang that formed in order to push the boundaries and challenge their given realities to feel alive in the most primal sense of the word.
The Darkest Hour is confusing because it may be confused with a much superior movie called Darkest Hour that recently came out. The movie with "The" in the title is about an alien invasion where a bunch of youth try to figure a way to escape Moscow and go back home. The movie came out back in 2011 which isn't that long ago but the special effects didn't age well. It's an okay diversion but there are certain things that just don't make sense in this movie.
Rew is a family friend whose film opinion I value greatly. He's never steered me wrong with his criticism or praise and last fall was no different:
This is the kind of film that makes me want to curl up into a ball of despair and wish I was never born on this planet.
Paging ET, please phone home.
Tremors came out back in 1990. I remember the big hype about this movie back when it first came out but I was a little kid and was afraid of horror movies. I never gave it the time of day. Much later in my life I still avoided it not because it was a horror movie but because it looked really cheesy compared to today's movies. Still there's still some people that say Tremors is worth watching. Since it's freely streaming on Netflix why not check it out? This is what I thought of it.
Attack The Block had come out back in 2011 and I remember watching it in the theaters when it first came out. It aired in a local independent theater that specialized in small independent movies. What I remembered was a really entertaining movie about young British kids fighting an alien invasion.
So, I may have spent one day just watching ridiculous sci-fi movies where world threatening disaster that couldn’t possibly happen, happen. From this fun day long venture I was brought to the latest sci-fi movie added to Netflix, 2036: Origin Unknown.
During a time of crisis you would think that disaster movies would be the last thing anyone wants to watch right now. For some, this may be true, for me I find too much pleasure in watching entirely unrealistic scenarios threaten the safety of the world. It’s weirdly thrilling!
Back to the Future 3 places me into an odd mindset 30 years later. In its innate nostalgia for the western, Back to the Future 3 took me to a place of examining the things that my father embraced as a young man, the kinds of things I thought that I had rejected in creating a personality separate from my father. In this review/essay, Back to the Future 3 will be the vehicle with which I will examine maturity, childhood, identity and my relationship with my father, abstractly of course, I would need a therapist to tackle the subject directly.
In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read.