April 6th, 2005

cap, captain miss america

On Gore

It's funny how a single event can change your visceral reactions to something.

I was a gore junkie all my life. I loved watching pretty much anything with blood and guts.

Ever since I cut my arm open, I can't I have to cover my eyes, and I wind up having chills and feeling vomity if I do. Even when I hear about it, I've sometimes had violent reactions. A year ago, I passed out in a restaurant with my mom because she was telling me about a surgical procedure. That's all it was, and it made me pass out. The problem being, horror movies are still my favorite genre, and a lot of them are full of blood and guts.

I'm watching this godawful movie, Resurrection. It's directed by Russ Mulcahy of Highlander fame, and starring the guy who played Connor. But it's horrible. I mean, like, insanely bad, only David Cronenberg plays a priest in it.

But it's got all these cutty surgical amputationy scenes and it's making me go all wobbly in my legs and stomach.

It's also SO obvious what's going on. This is lame. They're not even directing the actor's voices and all the dramatic moments were stolen from Seven and twisted slightly but very predictably and the sountrack was stolen from the Smurfs, I think. And on top of the bad plot, they added a bad superfluous backstory where this guy's son died and in between the bad plot, there are bad scenes of the guy shouting at his wife and her shouting back about how OMG THEY LOST A CHILD.

Okay, a villain who talks like Ned Flanders is definitely a plus, but it doesn't redeem the movie.

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"I don't love you anymore."



Oh my god. It's about people who use luck as a commodity. The worse the disaster you survive, the more valuable you are. You compete against other survivors to win their luck away from them. You gamble other people's luck.

I can't do it justice just making a comment on a post. But it's gorgeously made, the acting is great,the characters are fucking awesome, and it's just got an incredibly solid premise. Max Von Sydow's role is tiny, and at first I was like, okay, he's top billed because he's the only person Americans will recognize in this cast...but my god he's amazing.

I want to write something like this someday.