Simply wild for the films of the silver screen!
Spent years avoiding this because I saw part of the Fly 2 on TV as a kid and there was an image in it involving a needle that fucked me up badly. Lots of horror images you see as a kid (the woman with her eyes pecked out in The Birds, the gremlin exploding in the microwave in Gremlins, Craig T. Nelson's face in Poltergeist) are scary in a fun way -something you peek at through your fingers- but that…
Cockroaches were on top of the world following 1996's Joe's Apartment. But that taste of success would prove to be a mere morsel when -one short year later- Guillermo Del Toro would turn on the lights and send our small hard cousins scattering. Many feel that the score was settled once and for all, but there are those who aren't quite so sure. Perhaps cockroaches will outlive man and have the last laugh. Or perhaps not. Either way, this reporter is beginning to finally understand the story of the mafioso clock who broke rank and ratted out his family: only time will tell
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It rules that Bong Joon-Ho anticipates you anticipating a twist where the rich family is smarter than they appear and then pulls the rug out from under you to reveal that they’re actually even dumber and more casually cruel than you originally thought. That’s radical realism, baby.