I have come to appreciate the films of Richard Linklater and David Lynch much more over the years. Of course, I also appreciate the films of Stephen King as well. When I see a Linklater film, I find myself pondering the question, “What’s the point?”.
Well, maybe it’s just because there are so many of them. Linklater’s films are consistently good, but they’re also consistently bad. A perfect example of that is his first film, Boyz n the Hood. I loved it. To be honest, I didn’t expect to like it.
I didnt hate it, but I didnt enjoy it either. It was a weird, odd film. The story of a couple of neighborhood kids being the only ones who have the power to stop a serial killer. The setting was strange, but it was also weird and odd. The cinematography was really good, and the action was very good. But it was so weird. It seemed to make no sense.