Posted by Danny at 10:14 PMLabels: Look What Danny Watched, Project Horror
What? I've got to write more than that? OK...
I was intrigued by the cover and the description of this movie, as well as the fact that it was from Russia. Aside from Battleship Potemkin, I can't really think of any other Russian movies I've seen, and that one's 85 years old!
Inception was such an interesting movie, all about the nature of dreams, and when I saw that this movie was about somebody gradually pulled further into disturbing dreams and unable to escape, I hoped that it may go someplace interesting, too. It didn't.
I don't want to paint with too broad and culturally insensitive a brush here, but you know when something is popular in the US, and then you see it surface someplace else in the world a couple of years later, only much lamer? Kind of like how disco is still a legitimate, non-ironic part of the culture in certain parts of the world? That is what's wrong with this movie. It's like the director had a birthday, and somebody gave him iMovie, and somebody else gave him DVDs of every music video that played on MTV from 1981 to 1985.
I feel like I'm not giving out too many positive ratings so far in Project Horror. I want to! I just haven't chosen that great a line-up, maybe. Well, here's hoping the remainder gets better. In the meantime, I have to give this movie one hypodermic out of five.