Mordecai’s review published on Letterboxd:
Epic in scope while maintaining a patience and intimacy characteristic of European art cinema, Regular Show: The Movie is rightly considered one of the greatest films ever made. Regular Show: The Movie continues to influence producers of films, television shows, and video games more than 4 years after its release. Mark Mothersbaugh’s score, the sumptuous set design, and Mordecai’s raspy pseudo-whisper have become part of our collective cultural memory.
The film possesses an operatic quality, yet it's more understated than it is flamboyant. It takes its subjects seriously, bestowing legitimacy upon the internecine power struggles of The Park normally reserved for classical themes in high art. The film's release initiated a period when American filmmakers dared to take themselves and their artistic ambitions seriously (perhaps too seriously). There is something deeply resonant in the film's treatment of filial piety, the need for respect, and our culture's abiding interest in the parallel moral universe of the The Park.