Sam wanted to go to the movies because was discount night, a mere 80 crowns, about half (of course there’s the popcorn and drink, which means it’s not totally cheap in the end, but we don’t go that often, so it’s cool). I would have loved to have seen Blade Runner but, there’s the whole thing about how if I want to see a film, he doesn’t, which can make it difficult to find something we both want to see. I also would have been happy with Justice League or Ragnarok (well, I mean, I would have been happy to go to them, I have no idea if I’d have been happy afterwards or not.)
His suggestion was Flatliners. I’ve never seen the original, but remember wanting to, and it sounded like an interesting premise, so I agreed. Then I noticed that it got a huge Suck rating from Rotten Tomatoes, but by then I was committed.
What do critics know, critics are stupid. It was a great film. Kind of a medical film, struggling students offering suggestions in a Dr. House type meeting, kind of a horror except after the first death, when I thought it was going to veer in the classic ‘everybody dies except for maybe the central couple’ direction, but it did not.
I wish they’d gone a bit deeper into what was actually happening inside their heads, like scientifically, but they got about as much into that as they could without it being a documentary.
I’d give it a four out of five stars, at least a three and a half. It won’t change your life, but it will keep you entertained all the way through it.