We live in such uncertain times, I don't know if it's the political rancor or too many superhero movies being made which has made me feel psychically sick and physically out of shape.
Before Peter Jackson began his Hobbit films, he had one dirty puppet film in him called Meet the Feebles. I've been waiting for something which could measure up to that sort of sleaziness again. And my weird desires have been answered by the royal family of puppets, the Hensons.
Before the superhero genre was honed to a fine point by Batman Begins & The Dark Knight and then weaponized into unstoppable entertainment by Marvel Studios, it wasn't such a winner. M. Night Shyamalan saw that comic books had massive mythic appeal which could be made into great stories. So he invented his very own super villains & heroes in a very real world we could recognize.
I thought that Unbreakable was a one and done sort of experience. There was no open ending for a sequel. Sixteen years later came Split. This psychological horror movie seemed to be another stand alone until David Dunn appeared at the very end of it.
And now Glass is coming to unite all of these characters and make the the rest of us whole. With the years and years of meticulous, calculated crafting of the MCU, this feels organic and free of constraints. I'm ready to see what happens next.
My first foray into science fiction was Star Wars followed by Flash Gordon and then this Woody Allen classic. So this was my first introduction to dystopian stories, but this happened to be a comedy about revolting against a tyrant and feature cameos by near future autonomous cars and right now future GMO farm.
So in a weird way, Woody nailed the future and is current now with some choice words about the Me Too Movement. Blaze one and soak in the irony of these days of future past.