accidentswillhappen wrote:new moon
had upsetting similarities with eyes wide shut
why would you watch this?
there's something fascinating about how cynical and calculated the franchise seems to be, while also having elements that don't make much sense in a mainstream fantasy movie, like using most of the film not on any kind of escapist action, but on different methods of describing how depressed a greasy-haired, normal-looking teenager is (while lykke li is playing on the soundtrack). the fact that most/all critics have hated it and that it's easy to point out its failures as a movie (really bad script, bad acting, bad editing, bad special effects) for some reason makes it more relatable and fun for me.
also, synecdoche was great.