Your know what are the most irritating things with getting older?! 1. It's harder to be impressed about something, 2 - I expect less - therefore I dream less. I feel it in every single part of my life. And if no.2 is basically a very positive thing, no.1 is a terrible feeling, which brings to a kingdom of boredom in the end. And boredom is the worst. Meaningless, bitter and sticky feeling of your own
misery, feeling as if you're watching on a tiny spot on the wall, while quiet sound of running b&w dots on the screen is eating a hole in your brain. Boredom is the worst.
That is why I constantly search for new things, it can be a new hobby, a new language to learn, a new habit etc. And I'm always seeking for something good to watch. New movies, old movies. My life is to short to watch all of them, but I'm so thirsty about good stories, that make my heart jump, and my head - think.
One of those stories is 'High-Rise' by Ben Wheatley, with gorgeous Tom Hiddlestone, Jeremy Irons, Elizabeth Moss, Sienna Miller and others.
And here's what I'm gonna say about it...
'High-Rise' is a story about a luxury block-building, created by talented and very ambitious architect as a small Utopian (dystopian!) place for living. High-rise has everything you need to feel few stairs higher, than people living somewhere else. A supermarket, swimming pool and wellness, expensive parties, good neighbours. Simplicity and design. The only and the biggest issue is to actually leave this heaven on Earth, stop being filthy, greedy, aggressive and to keep everything under control.
Can the high rise inhabitants do that? No, they completely failed in that and that's the point.