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basically out of 4 stars at this point
Forgot how much of this one was focused on Transformer / US conspiracy theory thriller kinds of things. I like how conherent the general concept of the movie is, though—sci-fi, space age, Leonard Nimoy, D.C., etc. It’s also less obnoxious than the second, and honestly, I feel like this is a better sequel to the first for the sake of Sam’s character. His entire arc for Fallen is not being able to say “I love you” for some reason and…
Spike Lee seems tired.
His latest joint BlacKkKlansman is a tone-deaf story told poorly (or more specifically, weakly). Where is the anger from Do the Right Thing? That film is incredible, and its point of view is clear. I can't say for sure what exactly Lee is trying to say with this one. I could guess (the KKK is bad, and look how relevant this is now?), but there are some things in this movie that contradict that message, and…
This movie is simply awesome. It was one of my favorite movie experiences in recent memory. I’ll have to rewatch sometime to see if it all holds up, because I’m sure there are some iffy parts, but ultimately I don’t care too much about those. The movie works on the whole, and I liked almost everything.
P.S. This is what I wanted out of The Hateful Eight. Unlike how this was for me, that movie felt a little too indulgent…