Hi! Feel free to judge my lists and reviews, I ain't no kino connoisseur lol
So much gunfire over 2 and 1/2 hours gets pretty mindnumbing to be honest. While I appreciated the sets, props, and designs of the aliens, I didn't find myself taking this nearly as seriously as the first one. James Cameron's scripts typically call for a more exaggerated performance, but this might've jumped the gun a bit for me with how much intensity each actor was spewing non-stop. Hell of an ending sequence though.
Sigourney Weaver and Ian Holm are standout performances for sure, adding an undeniable sense of tension and realism. This film had amazing set design, practical effects that still hold up, and moments that genuinely made me jump! While I don't think I'll have the heebie jeebies trying to sleep tonight after watching this, I loved the suspense and watching the ungodly amount of sweat roll off of everybody's faces.
Hauntingly scored, beautifully shot, and strenuously acted, "Joker" leaves its symbolic allegories up to interpretation of the viewer. Nonetheless, it would be absurd to say that this film doesn't delve deep into the feelings of isolation that come with a mental illness. Joaquin Phoenix portrays this isolation with a sense of realism that cannot be replicated, shaping his Joker into an unparalleled yet engaging study on the human psyche. I would absolutely want to watch this again.