Transfixingly mediocre. Recommended to other vibe chasers.
Eternal Family Guy of the Spotless Mind
I think this is my first time walking out of a movie. After an hour, it became clear that this was sub-Rick and Morty faux Kaufman twee Spiderverse fan fiction of the worst variety. I hated it from the first five minutes. I should have known; I turned off Swiss Army Man after an hour too. Everyone said don’t watch the trailers, but I think if I had I would have known it…
Nolan apparently reflected on Dunkirk, his 107-minute action masterpiece that cross-cuts between three different timelines, and thought “What if I did this with just shots of people talking?” He’s made a prestige history lecture here, a series of newspaper headlines read aloud to the pulse of Ludwig Göransson’s score, which pummels you with 1/8 notes and screams, “This is interesting! You find this interesting!” for almost the entire 3 hours.
There was a good 45-60 minutes in the middle, around…