Last night I was in purgatory. All I remember is walking up the stairs of my house, past my brother. I asked him why he wouldn’t hug me, he said it was because he was dead. He was floating and see-through. He turned into a brown splatter on the wall before I could ask him anymore questions. My parents were there too, sitting on the ground in the living room. They were see-through. I asked them “Am I dead?” They said, “not quite. you’re in the middle. just wait a while. you need to finish something first.” I told my dad I was scared and he said, “if you get to the end of your journey and they’re taking you to hell, just call for me, and i’ll come save you and bring you back.”
So I had to go finish my journey. I went into my bedroom and realized that the thing I needed to finish was a robotic right leg that Kyle and I had been crafting for this strange evil witch lady. She was keeping me trapped in purgatory.
I rolled over and stretched and woke myself up, because I was scared. My first thought upon waking…. “I’m back. I’m alive.”
Then I had a moment of panic. What if I’ve woken up, but I’m still dead? What if I just died in my sleep?
I looked around… moved my arms and legs… and realized it was all just a dream. I’ve never been more relieved to wake up in my entire life.
Spent way too long on Rotten Tomatoes and noticed something...
…Steven Spielberg’s Hook (my favorite movie of all time) only scored 26%. This seems ridiculous to me, when most movies I love usually score 70 - 90+%.
Imo, I think a lot of people who reviewed the film have only ever seen the Disney version of Peter Pan and assumed that was the whole story. The best part about Hook is that it completely detaches itself from anything “disney-fied” and pays greater homage to J.M. Barrie’s Peter and Wendy and Mary Martin’s classic musical.
One RT reviewer even commented “Who wants to spend two hours with a Peter Pan who says “don’t mess with me, I’m a lawyer.” (Doug Hennessy, Filmcritic.com) He obviously didn’t get the joke. The idea of Peter Pan being a lawyer is hilarious because it is exactly the opposite of what Pan wanted to become. Lawyers, as we all know, are old, heartless, bastards.
It may be considered 90’s fluff, but Hook shaped my entire childhood and even watching with an objective adult eye, I know that it is one of the most adorable and enjoyable childrens films ever made. Robin Williams IS Peter Pan!
The fastest I’ve ever finished an Ellis book before. I guess since I borrowed it from the library I had to get through it fast, especially with classes starting and everything. It seemed kind of familiar, a little bit of American Psycho mixed with the conspiracies of Glamorama. I wouldn’t say it’s his best work, but if you’re a fan it’s worth reading. Imperial Bedrooms has all of the typical Ellis plot lines: apathy, detachment, ultra-violence, sex, revenge, etc. Nothing earth-shaking compared to his other books, but it was suspenseful and enjoyable (if not a little sickening) as anyone who enjoys Ellis would expect. If you have an extra weekend on hand, I’d say read it, but if you haven’t read any other Ellis find something else. (American Psycho, Less Than Zero, Rules of Attraction are all really really good ones.)