Atomic Blonde was a fine film. Until you realize that nothing was ever at stake because the filmmakers cheated the audience of real tension thanks to a lazy storytelling device.
Yes, it’s over thirty years old. But it’s a good one for a reason. And not just for the reasons everyone thinks it’s good. But because… it’s basically perfect.
How do the colonies go from nothing to a complete and accessible media landscape in less than twenty years? And how does computing help drive it? That’s what we’re talking about this week!
Two cancelled shows. Two movie revivals. Who did is right and who is going to that special hell, reserved for creators who ruin their storyworlds and people who talk in the theater.
Watching Starship Troopers last night made me want to give thoughts to a bunch of problems I’ve had with the movie for a long time. Staying late up into the night, I spelled them out in the hopes of spurring a discussion about what does and doesn’t matter in a storyworld.