a young revolutionary is found dead and several of his friends and colleagues make a journey across the country to inform his mother, collecting more people along the way; meanwhile, their differing recollections of him converge into a more complex image than any of them could have previously realized. part documentary/agitprop about rising leftist movements in kerala, part humanist drama about people remembering the ones they've lost and worrying about when their time will come, and part astonishing study of…
flawed for sure but i miss that phase in the early 2010s when disney made really weird and ambitious and totally earnest shit like this as opposed to whatever the fuck is going on rn. this is a kids movie, but it’s crafted specifically to be the most badass kids movie out there, and you gotta love it
didn’t actually rewatch this bc tbh id rather die than do that but im gonna use this as a platform for some Serious Thoughts anyway that go way beyond just this particular movie... ill totally come clean here i think a half star review of slumdog millionaire is gonna catch more ppl’s eyes than not lol
i really want ppl to read this bc again ill be honest here: im a person of color with some shit to say and…
tfw ur tryna make a post apocalyptic atmospheric horror tension filled chamber piece and u dish out shitty dream sequences, no interesting ways of examining the space of ur location besides a couple of decent corridor shots that u end up milking the shit out of, impressively ineffectual character development, an unbelievably overbearing and out-of-place score, zero tension between the characters until the last ten minutes (and blow it all within three), and take the idea of "the less you know the scarier" so fucking far that there's very little reason to be interested in the world that it inhabits in the first place.