|11.09.18||Internet||This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2018|
OK I picked a bunch of movies, for today at least. Next up is this Walter Hill movie that I've been meaning to see for at least a decade. No joke, I think I'm on tape somewhere circa 2007 wondering how to get my hands on this. Now, thanks to the Internet, everything's everywhere and all it took was me remembering that I wanted to see it.
This... is pretty great. A group of Louisiana national guard (played by a lineup of great early 80s actors) goes on a routine... test? mission? Ok so I don't really know what the hell they're doing out in the swamp but they go out there and things don't go well for them. At all. It's kind of like Deliverance meets Platoon meets... Predator? It's kind of hard to have sympathy for these guys because they're all idiots and it's totally their fault, but instead I felt a sort of dark comedic vibe as these guys get worse and worse off. Almost like an anxiety dream or something right down to the ending.
I've probably said this in my notes for all Walter Hill movies but he's made a career of solid dude movies with tough guys doing shit. I'm really happy to finally cross this one off my list.
Next up... as the sun is now down things start to turn a little dark. This should pair nicely with dinner.