Just saw this. I didn't think it was spectacular, but it was surprisingly good. I disagree with the assertion that it was a cruel movie, though. I thought it handled Theron's character faily sympathetically. It was fairly sympathetic towards everyone, really, even if people weren't always shown in their best light. Agree that the tone was similar to something like a less OTT, more dramatic Eastbound and Down. I'm still thinking about it and remembering aspects that really worked well, which is a hell of a lot more than I can say for most recent movies.
― Arnold Drummond, Process Server (Deric W. Haircare), Saturday, 24 March 2012 16:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
I kind of want to watch this again the more I realize that it has some thematic overlap with Carl Wilson's Let's Talk About Love 33 1/3 book (which is fantastic, btw, for those who weren't already aware). I'm generally fascinated with overblown repulsion towards cultural objects which are somehow perceived as threats to one's identity and the ways in which that repulsion tends to distort one's perception of The Other.
― One of my faverit moive ever!!!! XD (Deric W. Haircare), Sunday, 25 March 2012 22:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm surprised by how much people seemed to like this on here. Just watched it and while I do think CT was great and I liked the fact that it was dark throughout, I didn't think it was that great overall. Aside from Mavis, a lot of the characters didn't work for me and it was just missing something. I feel like it was very close to being excellent but somehow just missed the mark although I'm not sure exactly where or how just yet.
― wolf kabob (ENBB), Sunday, 1 April 2012 02:46 (1 year ago) Permalink