I’m about thirty minutes into Dead Don’t Die, and even though I am enjoying it, it brings my thoughts into why I don’t like watching movies to the forefront. I don’t get much out of watching an actor emote their character’s feelings, but for movie-likers, that scene could be the same as me seeing a provocatively-phrased sentence. What I’m doing instead is not watching things full screen much anymore, so I can take random notes.
The feeling of excitement over conversing happens quicker to Trishna than John in “The Story.” It’s not that John is callous or skeptical. Maybe somewhat. It just happens differently for both of the central characters when they begin talking on an anachronistic past-present-future mix of instant messaging technologies called Messe. Trishna reads his opinions, posted from a distance, likes them, and is the first to initiate conversation from a fan’s perspective, but John soon reciprocates.