1.5/4, 1980s, David Lynch, Fantasy, Review, Science Fiction

Dune (1984)

#11 in my definitive ranking of David Lynch's films. I hold David Lynch's Dune up as the perfect example of an adaptation done wrong. It's too concerned with capturing moments from the book to actually tell a story, and it even misses the basic point of the book on top of all that. If you're… Continue reading Dune (1984)

2/4, 2000s, Action, David Twohy, Horror, Review, Science Fiction

Pitch Black

I've never quite understood this movie's appeal. It's fine as a little sci-fi thriller. It works on a purely technical level narratively, but it's not the most engaging thing in the world. It's not terribly scary, or emotional, or thought provoking. It's okay but over stylized and unfocused. In the future, a commercial interstellar ship… Continue reading Pitch Black