Dunno if we needed a two hour anime adaptation of Beauty & The Beast set in a virtual online world, but here we are.
Good songs, though. Catchy as hell.
It's...everything I dislike about fantasy films, where there's an overly complicated backstory revealed in 50% expository dialogue, with way too many characters shoehorned into one film, and a storyline which seems a bit much. That said, when it works (Kumail, Bryan Tyree Henry), it's a fucking delight, but it feels like – yeah, it would've been better as a mini-series or with about half the characters. Weird how something can be overlong AND rushed, simultaneously.
Took a week to watch the whole thing, and while the concert which concludes the third part is arguably my favorite part of the whole thing (played loudly through stereo speakers, it sounds glorious), it's a really pleasant watch which definitely challenges the whole "The Beatles were miserable making LET IT BE" narrative.
While glad I watched it, and I certainly appreciate it from a historical perspective, if I had to sit and watch it all the way through without the ability to pause for bathroom, cigarette, and snack breaks, it would've ended me. As background noise, it's pretty fascinating.