Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Michael Bay finally made an Art Movie" -- possibly the best movie review, ever

This may be the best movie review ever written. And, funny enough, I had a similar reaction to Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen. Ask anyone I attended it with... I came out of the theatre saying "that may have been the most perfect movie I've ever seen."

It's hard to explain.

I'll let Charlie Jane Anders explain. Here is a teaser quote that gives you a peek into possibly the best movie review I've ever read. I'm not even joking:

Imagine that you went back in time to the late 1960s and found Terry Gilliam, fresh from doing his weird low-fi collage/animations for Monty Python. You proceeded to inject Gilliam with so many steroids his penis shrank to the size of a hair follicle, and you smushed a dozen tabs of LSD under his tongue. And then you gave him the GDP of a few sub-Saharan countries. Gilliam might have made a movie not unlike this one.

Click that expanse of awesomeness above to get the whole article, it's worth reading in its entirety.

Enjoy fantastic writing whenever you can find it,


[image credit in linked article]


Shocho said...

That review was as enjoyable, in its own way, as the movie it reviewed. Which movie is, in fact, inexplicable, but I liked it. I liked the way it reveled in being itself.

A wonderful movie review!

LT said...

Wow. Never even considered watching it. Now I guess I will.

And: I had a friend say the same thing about "12 Monkeys," a strangely awesome film. Although If I ever see Brad Pitt on a street somewhere I'm gonna kick him the shins for his idiotic hand flicking. Drove me nuts. And he's done it in other films as well.

lisa said...

Dear Mr. Brandon,

When are you going to become a Dad? Your profile description says that you are a "soon to be dad."

Just checking..... miss lisa

Bpaul said...

Whups -- I'll fix that.

Little Miss has her 4th tooth coming in, so -- yeah it's a little out dated.