|Title:||Everybody Wants Some!!|
Other Movies Seen By This Director (12)
- Bad News Bears
- Before Midnight
- Before Sunrise
- Before Sunset
- Dazed and Confused
- Fast Food Nation
- Me and Orson Welles
- A Scanner Darkly
- School of Rock
|07.05.16||Internet|| Definitely a "spiritual sequel" to Dazed & Confused. As such, it's hard not to compare, which is unfortunate because D&C has had 20 years to marinate in its own awesomeness. I'm trying to think back to my first impressions of it and have no clue what I thought back then. So I'm trying to give this a fair shot.|
I definitely think it's a bit of a sausage fest. It took me about half the movie to settle in to what I was watching and actually start to like some of these guys. And I still didn't like some of them by the end.
There were a few classic Linklater feels though, like when they're all sitting around smoking weed. That stuff feels 10000% authentic. But you know... also... I think maybe 1980 just wasn't as cool as 1976. Some of the music is great (like the new wave stuff, punk stuff, etc.), but that mix of early rap, disco, and rock is pretty jarring. I did like seeing Zack Carlson as a Sound Machine bouncer though.
So I dunno. It definitely grew on me as I watched it. I liked the last half pretty good. I'll have to see how it sits with me going forward.
I really... really could have done without that rap at the end though.