This week’s theme is kind of a difficult one to crack because two of my recommendations are, for the lack of a better word, spoilers. Like, if I would have known beforehand that these movies will feature clones or dopplegängers, I would have been less surprised and therefore I would have, most likely, missed out on the most important moment. Though one of my examples has a very spoiler-esque trailer, which I luckily avoided, so technically the movie makers themselves flushed that “moment” down the toilet themselves. But enough chit-chat, you have been warned, spoilers ahead, continue at your own risk. And I’m sorry for putting together such a spoilery list.
It’s purely a coincidence but all my picks for this week are one word titles, and I thought it was funny so I’m pointing it out here for no particular reason other than to point it out.
I doubt there’s anyone left on this planet who hasn’t seen Logan but plans to.. like, if you would have wanted to see it, you would have seen it. So it would be no surprise to you that Logan features one of the most epic clone moments in recent years (some would argue the best ever). The tension, the emotion, the lack of emotion, the contradicting stand off between the past and the present – the meaningfulness behind it all. It’s great, it’s well done and it’s just really really really good.
This being the pick I’m not afraid to flaunt due to the summary clearly stating the obvious – our main protagonist discovers he has a dopplegänger. Enemy is well put together, it’s an interesting take on the human nature and it’s stunning throughout. There’s also the added bonus of weird ass symbolism throughout the movie which will leave you guessing even long after you’ve seen it. Also, it demands to be watched again and again. Plus, it has Jake Gyllenhaal and he does what he does best, portrays two roles brilliantly while wearing a badass beard!
Last but not least, Moon, my precious I discovered too late in life because we could have had so many wonderful years together already. Anyway, this is clearly one of those movies that one needs to dive into without knowing anything because that’s what I did and I was floored. I knew nothing of its plot nor its clone-situation, which is why it was surprising to me and the reason I though the trailer didn’t do the movie any justice. Going in completely unaware was the best experience I could have wished for. Also, Sam Rockwell now definitely has a special place in my heart and Moon has something to do with it.
THIS SERIES IS CREATED BY WANDERING THROUGH THE SHELVES