MP (militarypenguin) wrote,
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...is a great movie. I got it off of Netflix a few weeks ago but didn't get around to finally watching it until last Sunday. I knew about the ending ahead of time (actually took interest in the film because of it) but it's still shocking and effective all the same. I get the feeling it'll stay with me for days, much like Silent Hill 2's big reveal did. Besides the ending, it's compellingly written and acted, with a pacing that's slow, but supports the story rather than drags it down. I recommend it to fans of Hitchcock and/or Memento. I don't recommend it to fans of downer endings, but if that's the case, then they can turn to the American (though reportedly inferior) remake with a Good End.

In other unrelated news, I've finally come up with a name for my gecko, and it's Chloe. She shed her skin over spring break; it was cool to watch her tear off her skin and eat it.

The weather here has also gone from cold and windy to warm bordering hot. It's bad news for my apartment, which traps heat easily, but having the door cracked open with its chain lock in use seems to do the trick in cooling it down a little.

Also been in a mildly depressed mood lately, and Super Mario 64 isn't helping. There's always been something off about that game, and it just occurred to me why that is: it's a fun game, but the fun can't mask how goddamn lonely it is. The outside of the castle has a population of 1 (you), and the inside inhabitants of the castle, the Toads disappear after you talk to them. Your only other contacts (or the only ones I can name off the top of my head) are a rabbit who disappears after you catch him, and Bowser who...well, enough said.

You get some contact with the characters like the Bombettes inside the courses, but these experiences are limited and of very few lines. I think after you've contacted them once or accomplish what you needed to do for them, they stop talking to you, too. Yeah, here's your star, now scram.
Tags: geckos, mario, the vanishing, weather
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