I mean, if "it" isn't the book plot, then what is "it", a post-modern nonsense that only an elite few would understand? The whole film would then be an "art" film: It only makes sense to whoever created it, but incomprehensible to the rest. It has no vested meaning, so therefore whatever symbolism that was put there by the creator is useless.
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All it was said about the monolith is that maybe aliens built it, it makes an earsplitting sound when someone is near it, it appeared at the dawn of man, it floated near Jupiter, and it showed up in the ending. Every fucking time it appears is a giant disconnect. So don't doubt if I watch the film, because I did it without anyone disturbing me.
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Actually the intent of the ending isn't to be cryptic but intuitive. It's not postmodern but impressionist. It's not something to decode or understand, but something you're supposed to feel as pretentious as that sounds.
So don't worry if you don't "get" it, "getting it" is a dumb concept when applied to art that views everything as some kind of mystery to be decoded when the aim often is not a factual message but rather an impression or emotional response.
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In other words, for me, the monolith is a statement of how humanity cannot see it all.
However, from the standpoint of an entertaining narrative, I didn't find it satisfying. If I was the average Filipino watching this film, I would drop it in the middle because it doesn't have an enduring story to interest me. And if I muscled up to the ending, I would just put it out of my mind because I don't wanna think about it too much, it's just a film to me that doesn't make any sense.
I wanna watch Birdman. It looks funny in a dark kind of way.
Saw the Hungry Hungry Games last night. It gets points for doing a decent brewing civil war story, but is way too heavy handed and lacks two of my three favourite people from the last movie, spear man and axe girl. But Felix Listed is still there being badass black Q, even if he's crippled.
Atlus: Just Make an Eroge Already.
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Speaking of the Drafthouse, just saw The Bababook tonight. My friend had the best comment about that movie. "I liked how it was a case study on the main character and that you weren't too sure if she was actually crazy or if there was a monster".
The Fuckin' Babadook, man. That was an amazing movie. Best Aussie movie in a long while.
It premiered worldwide in a little studio theatre a few streets away from me and the main actress has a QnA session with us afterwards, was pretty cool.
I have an advance order in for the pop-up book they're making, which will be basically identical to the one in the movie.
I liked The Raid.
So I ended up liking Dredd. Figured it was as good a place as any for an introduction.
Similar aesthetics and sound design, but so brutal. Slo-mo looks great.
Just got back from seeing The Interview (yeah yeah, I know it's free online but when movies are only 5 USD after 10 PM I may as well see it at a theater) and was quite surprised by how not terrible it ended up being. While I'm still not a huge James Franco fan, his annoying traits worked perfectly in this sort of movie. Not as gratuitous with the sex stuff as you'd normally expect from a Seth Rogan movie too, though it made up for this with the crazy silly action. Also, fucking Katie Perry, why am I wanting to listen to that song of hers now?