gilmore girls enthusiast.
LISAN AL GAHIB!!!!!!!
or: paul atreides’ rumbling arc
first viewing thoughts:
denis putting his best effort into creating this generation’s star wars-level epic…i must say, this is a rather valiant one.
however, from the standpoint of pure emotional engagement, there’s a disconnect for me here and i lowkey preferred the first one. the refusal to linger too long on a lot of the otherwise stronger elements of this film was a rather baffling choice, as it made them rather hard…
visually stunning, emotionally resonant, and most of all refreshingly unique, avatar twow quite miraculously dwarfs its predecessor. it really, really picked up from the second half to the final act, making it rather easy to forgive the weak antagonists and at times comical character motivations. perhaps this film’s greatest achievement was making me excited for another movie set in this universe.
*spoilers* as a httyd superfan, a lot of the beats of this film appealed to me personally. everything with…