A knife in your gut, twisted ever so delicately
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
First watch of the year and absolutely wonderful because I got to see this on 70 mm in a sold-out theater.
Hearing the crowd reactions to this was a lot of fun and it was nice to notice new things this time around. For example, I never clocked before that Vicky's first dress in the modeling scene is the same dress as the Henrietta woman in the first scene, just in a softer color! Additionally in the montage at…
I’ve realized that the thing I dislike most in movies is when I’m primed to like something, or feel like I want to like something but the movie itself prevents me from doing so.
Or in simpler terms, if a movie purposefully shoots itself in the foot, almost nothing can redeem the movie for me at that point. Rise of Skywalker does this CONSTANTLY. If you have the pressure of ending a nine movie arc, and one of your…
I love shop talk movies and I love seeing real vehicles move on film so this was extremely enjoyable for me to see in IMAX. I don't think this will be everyone's cup of tea as it were, but I think a lot of it, even most of it, is incredibly re-watchable, which I think may help its chances for awards.
Matt Damon does a good job, but the gods really were listening when they granted me a 2…