I'm not sure I understood the film the first time around. Came away this second time with what I now feel is a near complete understanding of Lowery's intentions. That is, as complete and understanding as one can expect to surmise. There's still questions, but I'm sure that's intended—annoying as it may be for viewers like me. Still don't vibe with the giants scene. Feels like a creepy sci-fi film all of a sudden instead of fantasy, but other than that scene, I just about love everything else here. A truly wonderful film.