As I gear up for 1963′s Atragon (apparently also known as “the JUGGERNAUT of Destruction” Beyotch!), I have undertaken my usual pre-watch preparations: reading the IMDB reviews. I usually find this to be an enlightening exercise, especially those reviews from people who don’t normally watch obscure, b-grade, older, or films made on a non-existant budget. Their confusion, horror, and outright disbelief is often amusing–especially when the movie itself isn’t really that bad (at least by my ever-dropping standards of badness).
Atragon, however, has a pretty kind batch of reviewers, with only one truly disappointed individual among them (and even they are an admitted Toho fan otherwise). No all-caps freak outs to be found among this lot.
I was already excited for Atragon before reading a certain Mr. Michael A. Martinez’s review, which proudly proclaims Atragon as “nearly the raddest movie ever,” which is a bit like hedging your bets in case there is an even radder movie somewhere out there that maybe you haven’t seen yet. Mr. Martinez does call it out on its pacing (surprise!), which, presumably, made it slightly less rad. Either way, I am still excited to get my near-fatal dose of rad-ness this Saturday.
Hopefully everyone is having a great Friday. Remember its Record Store Day tomorrow, so visit your local shop (if that is your thing). SUPER SUB ATRAGON!