A fitting end for Jesse. No longer the punk kid he was in the beginning of the television series, he’s now the seasoned “man” who can handle himself. A fitting, if melancholic, conclusion to his story.
There’s a charm to films like this that can only beguile you. There’s a strange satisfaction to be had hitting all the beats with such precision. This is like the drum roll from a marching band.
I liked the beginning of the story, the driven cop chasing the bad guy to the ends. Ended up being a little sentimental for my liking.
I know I’ve seen this film before. I watched it last year but much of what I saw this time felt new. It puts me in mind of Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker (1979). This is less a musing on our insignificance, than an invasion story, but it shares something of Stalker’s pace, and a little of its melancholia. Much better than I first remember it.
This might be one of the most interesting and insightful political films I’ve seen in a while. It feels both pertinent, prescient, and entirely relevant when viewed concurrently with the current politics situation. Despite being about recent American political history, it feels as if we could be talking about the current political situation in the UK. Definitely worth a watch.