Designer, Developer, Film Lover (especially horror)
This had been hyped up a lot, so I had really high expectations, and unfortunately they were not met.
It started off well enough, and I thought Mimi's character was a breath of fresh air, reminding me a bit of if Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes got all his darkest desires. (The Crazy Ball had huuuuuge Calvinball vibes for me)
But the charm fell flat not too long after that (not from Mimi's actress, to be sure, but the writing).…
This was such a beautifully shot movie, and I loved every bit of it. The scene with a piano/banjo fight should win an Oscar for best action sequence.
They always say visual narratives are better when they show and don't tell, and this felt like a masterclass in that.
Worth all the hype.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I absolutely loved the sound design in this, putting you in the perspective of Ruben, especially the little touch of not subtitling sign language until he himself understands it.
Riz Ahmed deserves all the praise he's been getting for his performance. The resolution of his storyline with Lou at the end just killed me.
Jodie Foster's performance carried a lot of this movie's weight. Overall, I enjoyed it, and I dig the civil unrest background even if I would have liked it to be a little more tied to Jodie's story.
It was an interesting character deserving of a better story, but otherwise, enjoyable performances all around, worth a watch if you've got nothing pressing on your "to watch" list