As you can see, I’m working my way to the present from where I left off. For this one, let’s throw it back to 2016, the shittiest year of the decade. Except for Zootopia — and maybe, Snowden? For this post, I’m gonna lend the format from the genius Two Dollar Cinema. Mostly because there were some yays, some boos and not much inbetween.
- I knew very little about Snowden before watching this, and I’m happy that I know more now. It’s an interesting story.
- Now I feel bad for making fun of the people that cover their laptop cameras with post-its. And this shit was invented in the UK?! f–k!
- I genuinely really liked this film and I don’t really get why others didn’t. Okay, maybe the other films (documentaries mostly?) are better but this was a really good Thursday night watch.
- I get a little tingly whenever I see D.C. in films ever since having actually visited it. I think it’s because of the Washington Monument?
- Snowden’s girlfriend’s Lindsay’s instagram is
awesome & speaks volumes of their relationship. It also seems to testify to what director Oliver Stone was telling us about them.
- The end credit scene might very well be the best one I’ve seen yet. So clever, so unexpected.
- The poster is funny.
- I know he’s acting and all, but what the f–k is going on with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s voice?!!
- Any time Nicholas Cage is on the screen I’m thrown back into 2001 when I discovered all his films were in one row (at the very bottom, where my six-year-old self was probably the targeted group as no one else could see that low. I blanked out for all of his scenes
- Without the instagram, the love story fell flat.
- On that note, I was really into Shailene Woodley for a while but I’m not sure why. I’d describe her performance as nice. Edging on flat.
- I really enjoyed this, but I feel like I should now watch Citizenfour too, and I really don’t want to deal with any of this again.
- I started writing this post straight after seeing the film, but two weeks later, I honestly can’t recall that much of it. And I never put that post-it note on my laptop camera.
- These journalists. . .were so boring. I was there for Snowden and even for his girlfriend, but jeeeeesus, the hotel room scenes bored me to no end.
- I accidentally saved all my screencaps under the same name so I lost them all (except for the one at the top). Not really the film’s fault, but still, boo.
What did you guys think of Snowden?