Lots of subtext here and I'm curious to see how people read it as more see it. Solid performances all around and some really neat camera and editing choices (there's a visual motif for dreaming that I found particularly neat and some of the more disturbing sequences are filmed with really inventive POV shots) but I'm not positive the foreground lives up to the background. I liked it quite a bit though and am reminded that I should watch more from Guadagnino.
I enjoyed it much more this time. It still has a ton of issues. The many explanations of nonsensical time travel. The fact that character arcs that previously established don't matter. The lack of much of any good action. The generally gross-looking cgi. The extremely awkward moments of silence that are meant to be filled with audience applause that now are just empty as I sit on a couch years later.
BUT Cap and Iron Man both have really great…
I genuinely went into this hopeful. I have the fondest memories of the original Guardians film and I'm pretty forgiving of James Gunn's brand of immaturity. But, at the end of this, when Rocket said something to the effect of "Now we have to do another special," my body physically reacted. On a subconscious level, the idea of more of this was repulsive.
This is a mess, though maybe it needs to be. It's pretty experimental and is almost more of an art film than any kind of comedy special. What it ends up being is a honest look at a man that needs an audience living at a time when there is no way to have one.
Yet here's the thing. I don't know if celebrating this is even good or healthy for Burnham. Where Make Happy challenged the audience to find…