When “Twin Peaks” aired in 1990 no one thought it would have much of a chance as a TV show and even today one must wonder why or how it did become such a phenomenon. Was it because of the cherry pie and the fine cuppa Jo? Was it because the mystery of Laura Palmer’s murder kept people coming back to “Twin Peaks” each week? Was it Dale Cooper’s (Kyle MacLachlan) messages to Diane on his Dictaphone? And who the hell is Bob?
“Twin Peaks” was and still is full of mysteries, mysteries that will never be answered. Some of them should have better remained unanswered but such is life, you seek the answer until you finally get it and then you move on. And what about Laura Palmer’s murderer? You really needed to know, didn’t you? I won’t spoil it for you here, so read on!
“They get you while you sleep!”
Yes they do, no matter what version you are watching, however if you choose to watch the 2007 one, you may fall asleep anyhow and it would be for the better if you did. Watching Philip Kaufman’s version of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” you won’t fall asleep, you cannot. I promise you that much.
For those unfamiliar with the “Body Snatcher” theme, the gist of the matter is that somewhere in outer space there are spores on a devastated planet orbiting a dying sun. The spores are driven by their impulse to survive to leave their doomed planet, drifting through space trying to conquer new planets.
Matt Damon once again shows us how good Jason Bourne is in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). In fact, he is so good, it is unbelievable how good he really is but this is beside the point since we do not care if Bourne is a believable character or what his real name is. It does not matter at all. What matters is the action, the stunts, the chases, and more of the same, perfectly orchestrated to one big race with one winner, Bourne, of course.
Now, if you dig all that then you will enjoy this third installment, even though I must say the often praised shaky camera cinematography has been annoying at times in this one, pay attention to the camera shakiness and judge for yourself.
Take out your hankies and wave bye-bye to Veronica! It was nice having you around Veronica. No truck load of mars bars can save you now. CW just canceled the series. There will be no Season 4 of Veronica Mars, ever. Pity, now we’ll never know who will win the sheriff election! Bummer.
“The Illusionist” (2006) tells the tale of true love lost at child’s age (or rather torn apart) and found again years later, saved by a net of illusions. What is real what is illusion? Eisenheim (Edward Norton) the Illusionist has mastered his art and comes back for the love of his life (Jessica Biel) years after and tries to rescue her from the clutches of Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell) which leads to her being murdered or is she?
Production values are top notch, costumes and make-up transport you right back to the Romatic Era of late 19th century Vienna. Disbelief is suspended for the time being. Rather than asking yourself “How does he do it” you keep asking yourself “Is it real?”.
Besides “Lost” Season 3, “Battlestar Galactica” (S3) and “Supernatural” (S2) have also just started again and to be honest, between those three “Lost” is not doing so hot. The first episode again treats us with boring and stalling flashbacks and little to no real development, except for the revealing of the “other” village. We are fed up with stalling and flashbacks and the “mystery” of the island might as well bugger off and bite some monkey in the ass for all we care.
I rather spend my limited time watching “Battlestar Galactica” and if I have any time left, “Prison Break” and “Supernatural”, and – excuse me – but who the fuck cares if Dominic Monaghan gets enough screen time or not, it be best his character gets an overdose sometime soon anyhow, annoying as he is.
The rating for “Lost” Season 3 premiere was down by 25% compared to its Season 2 counterpart for no apparent reason? I don’t think so. It has been noted on many blogs time and again what the writers can do with their flashbacks…