Not a film buff 😛
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I enjoyed it. It wasn’t as tense and stressful as the first at all, but it still carries that incredible level of suspense. Where I think it falters is the lack of plot development and character development. I feel I really haven’t heard much of an explanation about the actual handling of the alien situation. Like yes, we saw they fell out the sky and started attacking people okay sure. But you can’t tell me there wasn’t more of a…
There’s something to be said about the universality of this film. We’ve all been Kayla before, having to battle our way through the treacherous middle school landscape. Awkward interactions, anxiety-inducing social events, apathetic classmates. There’s a reason that Middle School is so often touted as the worst time in ones life. It’s that strange period where you have no semblance of who you want to be and where you want to go. You’re still learning so much and growing, that…
I’m sorry but this movie is giving trauma for the sake of trauma. While I understand not all movies with this level of bleakness and sadness has to have a happy ending it, but it was just a constant spiral into more despair until death. Even the happy moments was just context for further depths of trauma. However, the acting, the emotions they were able to convey, the realism?!? That’s what really saved this for me. But would I ever watch this movie again? No.
no but like, i no longer am interested in men, i no longer desire to be perceived by men. But seriously I love the way they delve deeply into the intricacies of gender, beauty and desirability interwoven between the movement and trauma of Jules life. Hunter Schafer is fucking amazing, I hope to meet her again one day.