Join Date: Jul 2003
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Well, I watched this on pay-per-view (actually for free) and the PQ and AQ weren't bad.
The acting wasn't as bad as I was expecting. Jodie Foster's character was barely developed. I didn't mind her accent. I thought it denoted the soulless perfection of superficial attributes that the 1 percenters seemed to have.
I am tired of these kinds of movies. Will we ever see a future that is neither a simple-minded utopia nor a dog-eat-dog dystopian tragedy. Blade Runner seemed to set the mark for how we see our eventuality.
I can't comment on my main observation without a spoiler alert. It just seems like our culture has a very narrow view of what constitutes the solution to a dilemma. I think another approach might allow for more real-life possibilities. Life's offerings might be seen as more limitless, and humanity might be seen more as powerful individuals, rather than a mindless mass waiting for one person to act on their behalf.
These movies begin to seem the same to me. And the gorefests don't shock, they just numb. It's just so much hamburger.
But then, I dug Pacific Rim.