[quote]I wouldn’t put it above the “Battle of Hoth” in Empire Strikes Back as far great filmaking is concerned.[/quote]
I never even considered that. It’s light years beyond that. The only action sequence I’ve ever seen that comes close to House of Blue Leaves is the truck chase in Raiders.
[quote]It’s the guy who got killed, who paid Buck to fuck Uma I didn’t understand completely. She bites and pulls the guy’s lip and all of a sudden he’s dead on the floor?[/quote]
That’s kinda why I was sayin they shoulda cut him.
[quote]- the hospital scene was too short and not provocative enough. the script was a lot more exploitive.[/quote]
Seb, I think you nailed it. If it would have been does as in the script it woudn’t have been as vile I don’t think. It still woulda been gross but in the maynard and zed kinda way.
[quote]- the HOBL scene went fast, slowed down, went fast, slowed down. I think a more steady rise in speed and intensity would’ve been better.[/quote]
I loved that. I think it worked really well. It gave you a breather. I don’t know it was perfect to me. HOBL has no flaws.
[quote]- the anime sequences were very roughly drawn. as much as I dislike it, I still love the idea of the anime, but the way it was drawn is just cheap. I am not an anime expert, but why not draw the characters as detailed as the background was? kinda disappointed me[/quote]
Pretty much how I felt. It was a great idea. Just drawn in a different style would have been better.
[quote]The Kitchen dialogue was fine, I don’t know what the fuck you guys are talking about.
“I know I don’t deserve your mercy or your fogiveness, however… I beseech for both on the behalf of my daughter…”[/quote]
Name me one middle-aged mother in the suburbs you know that uses the word beseech.
[quote]As per some of the odd dialouge choices, ive seen reviews were people assume he is doing it on purpose, sort of harking back to poor dubs and translations in general. of course, those are just reviewers[/quote]
Yeah I thought it might have been a blaxploitation homage. God knows Shakespeare didn’t write that dialogue.
[quote]That odd cut after she finds the Pussy Wagon. The music just stops…its kinda jarring.[/quote]
was a blaxploitation homage.
It just bothers me that I have so many problems with the first half of a film that has such a brilliant second half. But the brilliance of the second half does a good job in erasing the memory of the first half from my mind. But some of those moments are like fingernails on a chalkboard.