I think the movie was already dead for you if "yellow face" was a problem.
Fucking political correctness gone wrong.
Next post this turd will be like "that man playing as that woman is a symptom of the patriarchal society inside Hollywood"
Back to marvel son.
Come on Gaf you know I speak the True True
I've yet to watch it again though, I have it on blu-ray but I never get the urge to rewatch it. I might read the book and watch it after.
Everyone was there - the entire cast, the directors - and a huge throng of film lovers. That's typical of TIFF - most of the people who go are really into movies, so in retrospect it didn't shock me that this was the prime venue for the film to get a ten minute standing ovation.
The film is probably my favourite film of all time "of this type". By this type, I mean that it requires a level of engagement and to some degree patience to really buy into the point, and to wait for the point to come. It takes a good while. Not all of my favourite films are like this. Some films are mindless fun, silly comedies, etc. But this film is very special to me.
Just coincidentally, I watched it for something like the 8th time a week ago.
Obviously it's been a very polarizing film. People seem to think pretty strongly about it, and the standard recommendation is that you need to see it at least twice to truly enjoy the message it has to offer.
My own view is that it is a masterpiece.
Basically. Appreciated the effort, but too much "eh" to make it spectacular or even really interesting to think about after viewing. Total rental despite the great message.
It was OK
Definitely a keen observation, agreed. The soap opera is strong with their storytelling affinities.
I feel like the Wachowskis are bad at directing beliveable emotional/dramatic scenes even with good actors. I think much of the first Matrix being kinda sterile/dreamlike works to their strengths.
*Edit* Oh, the 'extended 5min+' trailer for it is the best trailer ever made. I enjoyed that more than the actual film. It's still the best movie trailer ever.
Someday this film will be remade or reimagined and someone will get it right. The concept and themes are top of their class.
It also has one of the best trailers ever.