“Prisoners Of The Ghostland”, Nicolas Cage’s latest masterpiece of “King of Bad Movies”, has dropped by 0.1 on Douban.
Can this rotten “Prisoners Of The Ghostland” break into the 3-point mark? Is there still a chance to challenge 2 points?
No difficult work, only brave Cage. I firmly believe that it has great promise.
For this report card, I was not surprised at all.
Refer to Cage’s first two works of this year, “Willy’s Wonderland” Douban score 5.5, “Pig” Douban score 6.0, we know his current level of play.
He is no longer an Oscar winner, but a joke that lives in the hearts of movie fans.
Look at the short review of “Prisoners Of The Ghostland”, it turns into a joke contest.
“The feeling is almost the same as watching the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. Be careful of the director of the opening ceremony of the East Olympics telling you to plagiarize.”
“Sion Sono: Do you owe money? Cage: You owe money too? Two people: Yes, hehehehe.”
“I can’t dream of anything worse than this after I sleep.”
“Prisoners Of The Ghostland”, the film’s director Sion Sono, is known as the “Japanese Ghost Director”.
Sion Sono, as a filmmaker who has been working in the field of B-level films for a long time, has a unique personal style.
He is extremely fond of cult and evil tastes such as blood, violence, and love, and reflects the pathological state of Japanese society in plasma and violence.
“Cold Fish”, “Why Don’t You Play in Hell?” and other works of inspiration have made him famous.
Reminder: Don’t think of “Sion Sono” as “James Wan”.
Strangely, since “Tokyo Tribe”, Sion Sono seems to be lowered.
He habitually rolls over cars, and bad movies one after another.
“Prisoners Of The Ghostland” is even more ruthless, directly creating the lowest score for a personal director’s career.
It needs to be pointed out that this is Sion Sono’s first English film to enter Hollywood.
At the beginning of the creation, Sion Sono was ambitious, trying to make a “mixed Eastern and Western style, beautiful and violent work.”
In terms of the cast, in addition to the “Cage” who “just give money to pick up everything”, please also come to Sofia Boutella.
Cage boasted, “This is probably the craziest movie I have ever made.”
The media also praised the bad feet, “This lineup, I can’t imagine how abnormal the movie will be.”
I don’t know how abnormal, but I can imagine how bad — one is the king of bad movies; the other is addictive to bad movies.
According to normal logic, the story of “Prisoners Of The Ghostland” is straightforward.
In the future, the wasteland world after the outbreak of the nuclear crisis. A notorious Jiangyang thief named Hero.
Because of a crime, he was imprisoned in a small western town where Japanese and American cultures are mixed.
One day, the governor of the town, The Governor, ordered his release. Nothing is courteous, and if you do not commit crimes you will steal.
It turned out that The Governor’s adopted granddaughter ran away from home and disappeared in a mysterious ghost land.
He ordered that Hero must find the person back within 5 days.
If the mission cannot be completed, Hero’s self-detonation device will automatically activate, and his body will be broken and his life will die.
In order to save himself, Hero went to the land of ghosts alone.
However, he discovered that this woman was related to a crime he had committed.
Later, the two of them somehow cooperated to kill the common enemy, The Governor.
In essence, this is a personal heroism stereotype of Hero saving the United States.
However, Sion Sono does not take the usual path.
American Westerns, Japanese Samurai, Doomsday Wasteland, Steampunk, Fables…
He used obscure lines, fragmented speech dreams, symbolic signs and other condiments to stew these elements in a pot.
A plain thing was broken into the clouds and mist.
Sprinkle some dry ice, thinking that you want to be promoted.
In the end, only eight words were exchanged: the sky is rolling, and I don’t know what it is.
The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics reappears
Hero was fooled by The Governor and put on a leather explosive device.
This suit is equipped with nerve sensors on the arms, neck, and eggs.
As long as he has the urge to beat a woman, the sensor will sound an alarm.
Once the alarm does not sound, the sensor will explode.
There is only one end, broken hand, broken neck, and fried eggs.
This dress sounds great, but when you think about it, it’s just a leather suit.
Without impulse, hasn’t he thought of cutting his clothes to escape the shackles?
Hero’s behavior logic is unpredictable.
Obviously there is only a short five-day rescue time. Not only is he not nervous, but desperately to show himself.
Before setting off, he first showed off his drifting skills, then suddenly got off the bike and rode his bicycle.
Is this acting a skit?
This sudden scene made the onlookers amazed: this is a real man, this is so cool.
As an audience member, I am confused.
Shuai is playing like this? This can also be called cool?
You can’t hold people like that.
As for the relationship between Hero and his adopted granddaughter Bernice, the movie has been babbling.
When a man feeds a woman with water, he can’t restrain his sexual impulse.
With excitement and impulsiveness, the egg was blown up, and the pain was screaming.
Falling into a coma, Hero was miraculously upper body.
He actually knew his relationship with Bernice in his dream.
For this point, I suggest Hero change his career. Stop robbing the bank and become a gangster. Be a priest.
Anti-American, anti-imperialist, and anti-colonial?
Anti-nuclear, one of the main propositions of Japanese science fiction movies.
Godzilla, the national treasure of Japan, was created by the atomic bombing of World War II and the incident of だいごふくりゅうまる.
Therefore, the “Godzilla” series of movies are naturally full of anti-war and anti-nuclear weapons.
だいごふくりゅうまる Incident: On March 1, 1954, the United States tested a hydrogen bomb on Bikini Island. Its power was equivalent to 750 times that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.
The Japanese ocean-going tuna fishing boat, だいごふくりゅうまる, was infected with high-energy radiation produced by the test explosion of a hydrogen bomb.
A few weeks after the test explosion, all crew members suffered from acute radiation syndrome, and during the treatment process, they accidentally got hepatitis C through blood transfusion.
“Prisoners Of The Ghostland” is set after the outbreak of the nuclear crisis, and it also has anti-nuclear meaning.
The human beings living in the ghost country are the victims and survivors of nuclear explosions.
Being trapped here for a long time, they have been exposed to radiation and have lost the ability of language and emotion.
Fear of a nuclear explosion once again, they desperately held the hands of the clock in an attempt to stop time.
They always believe that once the time comes to 8:15, the end of the world will come.
The clock and the time of 8:15 were not made by Sion Sono.
First, the prototype of the Doomsday Clock is the clock of Hiroshima University during the Hiroshima nuclear explosion.
Second, 8:15, which happened to be the time of the nuclear explosion in Hiroshima.
Article 9 expressly prohibits Japan from possessing an army, and stipulates that Japan abandons its right to declare war and retain military force through pacifism, and become a non-war country.
At 8:15 on August 6, 1945, the US military dropped an atomic bomb code-named “Little Boy” on Hiroshima, Japan.
Affected by this, the clock at Hiroshima University stopped at 8:15.
In addition to anti-nuclear, Sion Sono tried to fight “the influence of the United States and American culture on Japan.”
Dating back to the end of World War II, Japan was defeated and the US garrison entered.
The Allied General Command in Japan (GHQ) took the lead in drafting “にほんこくけんぽう”, which began on May 3, 1947 and has been in use today.
This is a castration constitution imposed on Japan by the United States.
Japan has become a non-normalized sovereign state.
It is a trade-off for the United States to use and use culture, politics, etc. to exert influence, but also to control and prevent the younger brother from being disobedient.
It is Japan’s abacus to be pro-US on the surface, but away from US behind the other.
The small town is the epitome of U.S.-Japan relations
Back to the movie, Sion Sono uses straightforward character settings to portray the contradictions and conflicts between the United States and Japan.
The Governor, American white, western cowboy.
As a local snake, he runs rampantly and controls local violent groups and fireworks alleys.
Japanese women and men are obsessed with American culture and support the rule of The Governor.
The woman was sold to Fireworks Lane and became a comfort woman.
The man becomes the running dog of The Governor and is willing to be a thug.
Adopted granddaughter of The Governor, of Arab descent from the Middle East, spokesperson for the Third World.
She took on the important task of resisting the rule of The Governor.
Hero, a white American with an undiminished conscience.
Together with his adopted granddaughter, he led the ghost country and the residents of the town to overthrow The Governor and regain freedom.
White Americans ruled the Japanese, and American culture invaded Japan.
Another white American sacrificed a hand and an egg to resist the white American authority, and eventually became a real Hero.
Taste it again and make it clear.
The white man is always the winner.
American hegemonism and American culture are still ghosts floating above this land.
This also means that resistance is always incomplete resistance.
American cowboy colonial rule, Japanese samurai as lackeys, Japanese women shed blood and sell meat, complain of suffering from nuclear explosion…
On the surface, this is an anti-American, anti-imperialist, anti-colonial spiritual blockbuster.
But Sion Sono knew in his heart that he couldn’t pick up the bowl to eat meat and put down his chopsticks to scold his mother.
He cannot take the capital of Hollywood to resist American culture.
In the end, he turned into a patient with severe hydrocephalus.
He ruined his reputation and made a capital joke.