Re: Resident Evil video reviews
Cool. Yeah I have a habit of changing my opinions of movies over time. When I was 15, Fight Club was my favorite movie of all time. I watched it recently, and though I still find it impeccably made, thematically it was disappointing. The anger and nihilistic energy which felt so new and edgy at the time now feels (I guess appropriately) rather immature to me. And it was much more obvious how awkwardly the moral back-flipping in the final third of the film fits with everything else that had preceded it.
I guess I'm also starting to feel like that with Nolan too. Although I think much more highly of him than you do, there's always been something about him that I could never quite work out. And I think I may be starting to figured it out. You see, I feel that every one of Nolan's films (excluding Memento, and maybe Following which I haven't seen) are weaker upon subsequent viewings. On my first viewings of his Batman trilogy and Inception, I thought they were masterpieces. Deep, complex, masterfully imagined films. But having watched Inception again recently, frankly I felt kind of bored. And I realized that the reason was because there was nothing really new to take in, no hidden thematic depth or intricacies to the composition that I hadn't noticed before. I had absorbed almost everything the film had to offer upon the first viewing. And having heard some other criticisms of Nolan's style, it's often pointed out that his shots are flatly composed, with little interaction between people in the same shot, and his themes are often explicitly stated by the characters, as opposed to being presented purely through their actions and motivations. So whilst his ideas may be interesting and individual shots may look impressive, there's not much depth to the execution, which is why I've found repeat viewings underwhelming. But I still remember how awed I was the first time I saw TDK and Inception, and those were genuine, well earned reactions from me (I don't tend to get too hyped up over things), so I still don't really know how I stand with Nolan.
Anyways, sorry for waffling. Having watched your Resident Evil video, it has made me curious to check the series out. I will say you've improved your speaking voices a lot from some of the earlier videos, though maybe a little more variation in your tone may make them more entertaining to listen too (although certainly not bad by any means, you almost start to sound a little monotonous). And though you pointed out that it was your intention to make these videos shorter, I'd love to hear a little more detail about why you love B-movies and why you feel they're important. But overall I found your videos solid, and much better than a lot of other similar style clips on youtube.