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The full length feature debut of  K. Klimkiewicz is a well made drama-thriller. The plot is settled in post 9/11 England and involves air defense industry, a young Arab and a single (horny) drone designer. Is this constellation self a threat to the national security? A great move was not revealing the whole background of Kahil, so we are not really sure what his motives really are. By the end of the film the audience is left at least with one unanswered question:  Is Kahil  one of the 15 innocent collateral damage victims, or the real enemy?

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Outstanding dreamlike cinematography, hypnotic music and original storytelling. This movie reminded me of  “Bronson” and even a bit of “Valhalla Rising”. There is an exceptional sense of aesthetics in all the long tension packed scenes. Aesthetics of violence?

Watch this film in theaters if you can.

You can(not) redo

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The third (3.33) Evangelion film is much more different than the previous ones, it gives a new  world, a world that changed after the 3rd (not complete) impact. Technically and visually – stunning, but not every NGE quirk likes the way the plot took. Would you be much more happier if you would have gotten another replication of the TV show?

If “nothing makes sense and it scares you” and “you’re suffering because you cannot stand the changes” like Shinji Ikari did, then the film managed to convey Ikari’s  state of mind (after he had woken up). Evangelion: 3.33 can (not) be Redone, I only hope there will be an extended version, where there will be space for elaborating on the other characters, where it won’t seem a bit shallow from time to time, a  140 – 160 min cut would be great.

The only thing I can complain about is the pace of the film, sometimes it is just to fast. Speeding up took away a huge part of the Evangelion-watching-experience that I got used to. The proportions between action/fight scenes and “static” moments seem  to be imbalanced somehow.

You can not Redo, but you can Recut.