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I May Destroy You
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It really is kind of a fresh bit of air to be centered in the 1940's whereas many movies are in the future, or now, that they don't think about the past. In fact, there hasn't really been that way. But the thing that I think drags it down is the list of main characters in the piece.
Many centered were real people and their stories. Everyone did their part exceptionally well from both the Americans side as well as the Japanese side. But luckily, this isn't a Michael Bay movie about Pearl Harbor thank goodness. Everything looks well, shot well, some pretty intriguing plane fight scenes. But at the end it becomes a little repetitive.
But mostly, it holds up well and will probably be one of the few films that many will forget but those who have seen it will be glad they saw it. It was uplifting and sad at the end, but hearing and seeing these stories from this perspective made it worthwhile. Not bad, not entirely good, but exceptional.
I watched this as a kid and watched it later and it's still funny. But most of it has aged pretty well. And some of it doesn't. It's about half an half. But it truly is the darker version of Monsters Inc. It was a good idea about what's the world like on the other side than the one you imagine.
It was sharp, it was comedic, it had heart, and overall it works. It's a lot like Beetlejuice, and kind of like E.T. and I felt there was real chemistry between Brian and Maurice. Some were frightened of it, and I can understand why. But I think if you're a big horror fan you'll appreciate it. Or if your big on 80's comedy, you'll like it.
Pretty well told action movie but there's an instance to where it doesn't entirely add up. For instance the relationship with his wife/daughter it hints at it, but that was unresolved. Also the ones that did the mugging of him, is not heard from again after the opening. But besides those two instances, it was something new and fresh and still to this day, makes you think of becoming a vigilante. All in all, pretty well told.
This movie was a very underrated and quite funny in places. When this came out, it was an abrupt bomb. It didn't deserve to be. Actually it was really well off. But, it came out in January, and well...this was something that wasn't reliable then. If this had opened in the fall, it probably would've done something. Quite an excellent entertaining piece, and John Goodman shines as always as the rest of the cast are. If you don't like love stories, atomic bombs, giant ants, or youthful glee, then I don't know what to tell you. It rocks. Check it out. I guarantee you'll like it.
Good performances, good story, and how it relates to him living in NYC and everyone involved it was uncanny. Unfortunately, back when I saw it it looked like a ghost story/hallucinaton movie and it didn't quite make it. But I saw it again most recently and I'll take it back. There's more to it in this hyperactive ensemble. It still holds up today even after twenty years and it is a well told story. Though underrated, this is definitely one to see time and time again. Give it a watch.