Just saw Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer yesterday (I have a 10-year-old, that is why, so step OFF), and have a long rant in mind. In the meantime: DON'T. Just...don't. *sigh*
I have a longer piece about Terry Gilliam's films that's been in my head for quite some time; I want to get at least a short version of it out of my head and on paper (virtual or otherwise) to see if it's worth it. I kind of think it might be a good pop-culture paper idea, or maybe even the basis for a film seminar class. A preview: Gilliam's Romantic (ie the cultural period, not the emotion or practice) use of the mad artist as pessimistic critique.