i used to watch films a lot lol
In returning to this film, which I originally thought was very good, but a bit too long and stuffed with superfluous dialogue to make up for a lack of a particularly meaningful plot, I've actually found a lot to enjoy this time and would walk back my previous criticisms.
This is definitely one of the more low-key Tarantino films. There's not as many obvious quotables or punchlines, the plot is kept fairly straightforward and there's not really any show-stopping action…
Haven't seen any new Pixar films for quite a few years now, mainly because I am a grown man but also because they were dwindling in quality over the course of the '10s. Could argue it's childhood nostalgia, but I didn't see some of their films, like Finding Nemo or Wall.E, until I was an adult, and those still hit good. They just started feeling samey and predictable, and the legion of sequels just don't appeal to me.
I do like this film's ambitions to be a smart blockbuster, but it ends up feeling like a watered down version of a greater ideal (in this case: the graphic novel it is based on).
I don't have too much good to specifically say about this film, but overall it does function as a decent blockbuster. It has its exciting moments and the core plot is interesting and mostly engaging. There's a few decent mindless action scenes as well. Hugo…
"What the heck is happening?" asks protagonist Shinji Ikari late into this movie's runtime. Good fucking question. This third entry in the proposed "rebuild" of Neon Genesis Evangelion boldly diverges from the original plotline pretty much entirely, but brings in heaps of frustrating elements along with it.
I wrote out a review for this film yesterday afternoon, but decided to sit on it for a little while. Perhaps for better or worse I came to the realisation this morning that…