Monday, May 3, 2010

Scanners (1981), David Cronenberg.

So, this week I saw Apocalypto (2006), which is a humorless movie full of disgusting violence that has no apparent purpose other than to explore violence itself, and Scanners, a movie with disgusting, violent elements that also sees Cronenberg developing many of the same themes that intrigue him throughout his career (mutation, technology,  the blending of individuals' bodies and minds).   Plus, oh my God, look at these guys!  They get labcoats!  Can I have one too?  I sit at a PC all day long, man!   Are they protecting themselves from keyboard dust, or what?  I just knew something was going to happen to the guy in the aviators.  He's just asking for trouble.

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