It's funny, I really do need to re-watch this one sometime soon. Back then, I was very good at suspending disbelief (I think I still tend to give a whole lot of rope, but not as much as I did in those days) and I honestly never even considered what the party-goers who weren't directly involved in the Game would be thinking. Everything at face value. I wonder if it would bother me now. Mostly, I remember being totally confused and paranoid and blown away by the web of the thing. It makes me think of watching the Spanish Prisoner in more recent times after not having seen it for many years and though I still really enjoyed it and didn't have any major problems with it, it just wasn't the same movie anymore. I hope it wouldn't be the case with the Game, but from the way that you guys talked about it I wonder if, given the way I watch movies now as opposed to then if I too would find it "really entertaining, but ultimately unsatisfying" as well. I hope not, but I can certainly see the possibility.
Anyways, I really liked the cast. Can't wait to check out Fight Club next week!
DaveyMac said:I was thinking about Eric's comment about being paranoid to the point of not trusting the ending of the film, and I think that that has to be a point in favor of the film. The fact that it actually made you paranoid speaks to the effectiveness of the film-making on display. Even if the big reveal and subsequent scenes didn't pay off.
Eric's refrigerator discussion:
Eric mentions that he wonders if there's going to be some analysis from Fincher down the road about the contents of his fridge...
Well, look no further than the next Fincher film: Fight Club! Watch for the scene when Narrator comes home to his exploded apartment and steps over what used to be his fridge: "How embarrassing. A refrigerator full of condiments and no food"