So, I'll end the year with this warning:
Do not see these movies. It was a bad enough year already, why make it worse?
This is the cheery little thriller in which a woman gets strung up by her arms and legs, watches in horror while the bad guy rips a hole in her pants right between her legs, then stares at him helplessly while he heats of some frozen semen, loads it into a turkey baster, and rapes her while the camera never blinks. If this is your idea of a good time at the movies, I'm sorry for you. It's a completely irredeemable movie, a sordid and sleazy creation with nothing at all to recommend it. It is offensive in every way. It is the worst film of the year, but the most depressing, violent, grim, saddening film I've ever seen, without even a sense of style to make it mildly interesting. Don't Breathe is a movie I hope no one ever subjects themselves to, and if they do and they come out of it thinking, "That was intense," I hope they will seriously consider what they saw on the screen and how it finds nothing at all interesting or remarkable about life. But please, even that makes it sound like it could be interesting as an exploration of nihilism, but it's not. It's just a terrible movie, a movie I wish I had never seen, a movie that did something worse than make me angry -- it made me feel despair. Just the fact that this movie got made and released by a major studio fills me with worry for our future. What does it say when a film that enjoys torturing a woman this much, that enjoys showing her scream and beg while completely defenseless, that takes such sorrowful glee in putting her in that situation ... what does it say when that film can even be made? I did more than hate this movie, I regretted and resented it and the space it took up in my head.
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