Candyman sequel writers take notes! I want a police station setpiece!
A decent, beautiful looking movie, on the verge of being great. Feels like something was left on the cutting room floor though, especially in the scattershot third act. The script is throwing out a lot of really cool ideas, but not really engaging with them? Feel like an extra 20 minutes would have helped tie a lot together.
Hasn't seen this before and watched it on a whim, just incredible.
Still holds up even though it's been satirized for ~20 years. The script and directing style are both bold and vulnerable where needed.
An almost wordless 15 min intro? Not introducing your second lead until the 35 min mark? Both big dick moves.
Damn, still a little shell shocked, but... oofta. Haven't seen something flop that hard since Anakin failed to gain the high ground.
Makes TLJ look a lot better in retrospect, and TFA a lot worse.
A few stray observations:
- Was I hallucinating or was there a giant space slug thing that was framed as a tertiary character and never acknowledged?
- John Williams doing some extremely heavy lifting
- Rey rummaging around in the ruins of the original trilogy…