The tone of this movie, is darker and very different from all of the other X-Men movies, including the two other Wolverine movies. As I said, this is almost like a film noir. Yes, there is action and some of that very brutal (which also makes it somewhat different from all of the other X-Men movies). But the center of the film is on the people, the characters, and their relationships. It also deals with issues like Alzheimer's, aging, and caring for the aged, losing one's vision (both literally and figuratively), and family.
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One of the best. Story of an already flawed and troubled cop going bad. The incredible Dana Andrews, along with the Ben Hecht-polished script, Preminger's long takes, and cinematographerJoseph LaShelle, Cyril Mockridge's score (but see below re the use of the ubiquitous Fox "Street Scene" theme, composed by Randy Newman's Uncle Alfred - who also composed the 20th Century Fox fanfare) really sells this.
There are so many fascinating details about this movie, which I'm learning about on the disc. For example, it was a dangerous movie to shoot, and even Herzog marvels on one of the two commentaries, that he was able to do it at all. He calls it "a miracle" and "a mystery".
It's very flawed, but enjoyable. But not for the squeamish nor for people turned off by gun-fu. There are a *lot* rounds fired in this film. It's a bit gratuitous, but due to the nature of the characters and the setting, it didn't bother me.
Mad Max remains fresh. It put Australian cinema on the map. And now finally, we get to see it with the original Australian voices on it.
The Killing on Netflix: Deceptive Theme About Deception
This show has such a tortured production and "broadcast" history. I *almost* shy from watching it for fear of the massive disappointment so many critics and viewers reported.
But I think that I won't be due to the almost certain persistence of what is to me, the most important element of this show:
Not the plot.
But here's what I'll say about the second series of Marvel & Netflix's Daredevil so far (basically spoiler free. No plot giveaways here, anyway): As hard an R as the Deadpool movie is, this is even more so. What humor is to Deadpool (with a little horror thrown in), horror is to this 2nd season of Daredevil (with a little humor thrown in).