I went to see A Scanner Darkly with surliminal
last week. Extremely well put together, the use of rotoscoping gave the entire film a sense of unreality and disconnection, leaving you unsure what was drug-laden hallucination and what was real. What really made it, however, was the characterisation and acting from Robert Downey Junior and Woody Harrelson, both clearly acting from experience. If you've ever spent much time around drugs or drug users (and I don't mean that pejoratively) you'll recognise the behaviour. It's a bleak movie, and one that I can't say I enjoyed, but it's an impressive piece of art, and should you be the kind of person who doesn't need to be uplifted at the movies then it's well worth seeing.
Yesterday I went to see Snakes on a Plane with tisme
and Suze WINOLJ. It was _exactly_ what I was expecting, and absolutely great. It is, as surliminal
pointed out, an updated version of the Airport disaster movies from the 1970s. I giggled through half of it and had a huge grin on my face for the other half. They played it all entirely straight, which was absolutely the right way to do it, and the whole thing was entirely ludicrous. If you found Stargate to be one of the best SF comedies ever then you'll like SoaP for exactly the same reasons. Oh, and the CGI was fantastic. There were only a couple of tiny moments where I spotted glitches - and I really appreciated it when they gave the giant boa teeth! Best suggestion for a follow up came from Ed with "Snakes on The Game - unsuspecting punters pick up prostitutes, only to discover that underneath the make-up and bad hair they're actually venemous ophidians!"