Aside from the disaster of the adaptation of The Dark Tower by Sony, 2017 has been one of the greatest years for Stephen King. You just have to take look at the numbers: IT has raised 640’000.000 dollars worldwide and is already ranked as the most watched horror film of all time (R-rated and Supernatural) as well as the best adaptation of Stephen King over films icons such as the Green Mile and the Shining . And Netflix could not be happier.
And the risks taken by the web content platform committing for two adaptations of the so-called Master of Terror could not come at a better time. The first adaptation, Gerald’s Game quickly generated the most diverse opinions and feedbacks on social networks, on behalf of its rawness, its approach to the original material, moments of suspense and of course, their criticism of objectification of women. Now, in October Netflix launches its Second King’s adaptation, this time of 1922, a novella released in 2010 in a book called Full Dark, No Stars
And, as it usually happens with every single work from Stephen King, written or adapted, it is necessary and mandatory to read carefully and analyzing what is going on. So, if after the credits rolled, you were left with some questions about 1922 , you are in the right place. Without further ado, let’s start over with the analysis and explanation of 1922 .
1 ^ Where does the story of 1922 take place?
The story of the film takes place in a town in Nebraska, called Hemingford Home. This, unlike many of the towns and villages that King mentions in his work, is a real town that today counts about 850 inhabitants, in the middle of one of the least densely populated states of the American Union.
Hemingford Home is also interesting because it is mentioned in other works of Stephen King as The Stand as the place of origin of one of the main characters of the story: Sister Abigail. Also, Gatlin, Nebraska – where The Children of Corn takes place – is a neighboring village to Hemingford Home, to the point that the film sequel takes place precisely in Hemingford. Continúa leyendo Netflix’s 1922 ^ Ending Explained
Let’s be honest. These days, most of the moviegoers buy the tickets expecting to see Vin Diesel flying through the air catching his amnesic ex-wife. And because of that kind of unrealistic expectations, a lot of people who went to see mother! end up very confused and frustrated, not getting the point of the whole story. And it is easy to understand why.
mother! is a very deep and emotional film with a premise that is definitely not so clear for the average viewer, specially if they see the movie just once. So, in order to find out what is exactly going on in this movie, it is necessary, not only reading between lines, but also paying extra attention to the keys given by Aronofsky and Jennifer Lawrence in several promotional interviews.
So if you left the movie theater with more questions than answers, this is the right post for you. Without further ado, let’s start with the Analysis and Explanation of mother!
1 ^ Is there a post-credit scene in mother! ?
The end of mother! is so ambiguous and confusing, at least the first time you see it, that it is not even weird to find some people staying through the credits waiting for a final clarifying scene giving some light to the convoluted plot … but no. mother! has no post-credits scenes.
2 ^ Why the title of the movie “mother!” is written in lowercase?
This is perhaps the most important clue the director gives about what the fuck is actually going on in the movie. If you see all the credits at the end of the movie, absolutely every single word is in lowercase- the names of the actors, the director, the titles, the characters, including Jennifer Lawrence’s mother. The ONLY exception (not related to Paramore Song, thanks) to is the character of Javier Bardem, who is named as Him, starting in capital letters. Any idea about who is Him? Continúa leyendo mother! 15 Unanswered Questions Explained
There is no doubt that Alien: Covenant is one of the best films of 2017 so far. However, as a part of an extended universe, sometimes the film is hard to follow, specially if you never got the chance to see the adventures of Sigourney Weaver and the Xenomorph in the 1980s and the 1990s. And even harder in the case you missed the 2012 Ridley Scott’s feature Prometheus. So, if you needed some answers for the questions you probably asked yourself during the movie, you are in the right post. Get comfortable, because we are going to explain and dissect the lastest installment of the Alien Universe called Alien: Covenant. Spoilers Alert.
1 ^ Is Alien: Covenant a sequel or a prequel to Alien?
Alien: Covenant is technically the sequel to Prometheus . Both films are prequels to the original series of films starring Sigourney Weaver between 1979 and 1999. Continúa leyendo Alien: Covenant ^ Explained & Dissected