Watch 30: The Wall
To commemorate my 30th watch I’m going to sync the movie up to another album and see if it works as well as the Dark Side of the Meg viewing. My boss (who I would say has been recklessly supportive of this endeavor – in the best way possible) recommended Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall,’ or a Queen album. And since there’s literally a character named The Wall in this movie, I chose Pink Floyd.
- While the movie cut to different shots of submarine survivors in various states of distress, the sound of a baby crying (from ‘The Thin Ice’) could be heard.
- During the song ‘Goodbye Blue Sky,’ the lyrics “Did you see the frightened ones?” play at the exact moment Lori realizes the light from the sub will attract the shark.
- The lyrics “I am just a new boy, Stranger in this town” begin to play the second Jason Statham steps out of the helicopter and onto Mana One.
- The same time the lyrics “Hello are you feeling okay?” from ‘One Of My Turns’ play, Statham is staring down into the water, hesitating before he begins propelling the sub downward.
- ‘Goodbye Cruel World’ begins to play moments before Toshi dies, and continues to play as the characters process to his death. Additionally, one of the final goodbyes is punctuated as The Wall presses Toshi’s note into Zhang’s chest.
- The lyrics “Hey you out there on your own, Sitting naked by the phone” play as Statham answers the door in nothing but a towel, prompting Suyin’s “You’re naked” line.
- I’d like to say the song ‘Bring the Boys Back Home’ plays in the background as Statham is dragged behind the boat as he’s chased by the meg. But unfortunately it didn’t.
- However the guitar solo from ‘Comfortably Numb’ did play during that scene.
- The lyrics “Ooh, you cannot reach me now, Ooh, no matter how you try, Goodbye, cruel world, it’s over” play as Heller decides he’s going to sacrifice himself for Jaxx.
- During ‘Another Brick In the Wall Part 1,’ the lyrics “Snapshot in the family album” play as the wedding photographer is taking pictures of the newly married couple.
- Having the lyrics “Mother will she tear your little boy apart?” play in the background as Statham fights and kills the Meg is truly an out of body experience and a hell of a way to finish off this watch.
Final Thoughts: There weren’t nearly as many perfectly synced moments compared to ‘Dark Side of the Moon,’ but I suppose it was too much to ask that all Pink Floyd albums perfectly sync up to The Meg.
Rating: Just Keep Swimming
Date: May 3, 2020