yes, this is my fourth time this year
one of the greatest things to come out of hong kong action cinema fr
a modern day chinese folk tale, everyone slips in like ghosts in the night - and happiness leaves as quickly as it arrives. patriarchal structures stretching back centuries still ever so relevant here, and the film runs with it as its main theme with relative ease. probably my favourite tam, for how unabashedly melodramatic and crude it is.
fun as FUCK
mythical gods engaging in brutal beatdown. much more fantastical than i expected it to be - though grounded still in the realm of science fiction. the action in this is pure serotonin - long takes, minimal cuts to human characters unlike the previous three legendary kaiju films that were plagued with such. when the monsters are on screen - this film fucking nails it, but everything else is serviceable at best (not including the visuals, this film looks sublime)
mind-numbingly boring, and here i was - mildly excited by its visuals and narrative a few hours ago, only for it to be squashed as the film went on as it riffed from films much better that have come before to poor effect. it really tries its best to make the characters relatable but alas, they still feel like caricatures at the end of it all
at least it's pretty to look at i suppose, though it doesn't save it nor redeem it in any way
i actually chose to watch this over ikiru too smh