I wasn't sure what to expect going into this but I'm pleasantly surprised. It is similar to Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down but this one is darker and portraying delusion in a creepy and realistic way. There are generally formulas in the tie me to the bed movies where it's either a form of torture or completely implausible that a relationship would form from it. This one somehow manages to do that, flip the roles, and throw in a dash of Very Bad Things. Liz is extremely good at lying on the fly to get away with her bad deeds and then you somehow become sympathetic for her when she's using it to protect Aiden and using his delusion as an excuse of why he didn't remember so he really has no idea that she's lying. Then just as the movie wraps up and lets you know that they lived "happily ever after" there's a sly punch in the last few frames that you just never saw coming
I watched it because of all of the many emphatically bad reviews- somehow, reading what they said had the opposite effect it should have had on me. I agree, it's bad...although with the bar set extremely low it ended up being marginally better than I expected..
I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. At first it's pretty much Blair Witch reincarnate with the film team and female lead making stubborn and stupid decisions however that didn't last. While pretty average for the most part there were moments of brilliance that impressed me- like discovering what the "orange lights" actually were. You would absolutely NEVER guess the ending unless you read a spoiler- which also impressed me. Even though the end bombards you with all of these crazy elements, reveals and conspiracies from all directions at a pace where you can't absorb one idea before you are smacked with another and I would have liked to see some of it explored a little further I can't fault it because the ideas were pretty darn original with a clever WTF wrap up.. Definitely worth watching at least once.
When you have your supernatural superheroes usually it's from some sort of mutation. Batman is one that never had that, he's a regular man with a dark past and superhero abilities. Batman Begins takes us to where those supernatural abilities came from and how he mastered his own darkness while keeping compassion for others to separate him from the League of Shadows. Really brilliant interpretation that takes away all of the cartoon and puts in some intelligence and even portrays an almost believability to the caped crusader (including a freaking awesome first bat signal). The Dark Knight series is too heavy for many but for those like me who love the intelligence and exploring the gray area between good and evil in human nature this is a trilogy you'll own.
It's decent in the sense where it reminds us of where processed food comes from but for anyone who's mildly educated in the matter none of it is surprising. The part at the end with the slaughter was supposed to be a disturbing gross out, which yes it is but regardless of whether an animal is slaughtered on a ranch or slaughterhouse it's basically the same process so it really lacked the punch it was going for. Slaughterhouse, car factory, etc all run risk of hurting yourself when you're operating heavy machinery designed to cut things. The little "free the cows" escapade showing the cows not wanting to leave and be complacent connecting with the society's own complacency wasn't a stretch to grasp and kind of insulting really that it was supposed to have more of an impact.. Bringing in the illegal workers was pretty unnecessary considering the poor citizens in our own country working in factories aren't immune to the same situations with working in a dangerous factory at odd hours although it did add some melodrama. Nobody was forced to do anything that they didn't agree to in the first place. And why is this targeting only America like it's the only country in the world applicable to these things? I appreciate the heart behind it but really the whole yarn is pretty pointless.