Man. I can’t believe how behind I am in posing movie impressions!
Two weeks ago (on opening night) I saw Superman Returns with a good friend. Short review with no spoilers: I loved it. They really captured the feel and the characterizations were great! Definatly a see-in-the-movie-theaters movie.
Last night I saw A Scanner Darkly with a co-worker. This has to be one of the best book-to-film movies that I’ve ever seen. The paranoid tone of the book was preserved intact, as was the humor and sadness conveyed by the characters. Several of my favorite parts of the book are rendered perfectly by the cast. Which is another thing: I loved the casting. Robert Downey Junior and Woody Harrelson as burnt-out drug addicts isn’t a stretch, but even Keanu was good. Very surprising. The strange style of animation really suits the movie, once you get used to it. All and all it is a very brilliant and dark movie by Richard Linklater.
For anyone who likes Philip K. Dick in Toronto, go see A Scanner Darkly at the Varsity theater. It’s 100% worth the price of admission.