Watching this in 4k, you can really tell how they just blasted every set with glitter. Ludo is also 10x cuter. Chroma-key effects are 10x worse. Bowie's manhood is 10x more apparent.
If they would have just removed two or three lines that reference other Marvel movies, Shang Chi is essentially just a cool kung-fu movie. The action was very well done despite leaning heavily on CGI. Some of the CGI backgrounds and camera movements distracted from the choreography, but the overall quality was very high.
And those water simulations were BEAUTIFUL. I kiss.
Aside from a few minor "scary parts" that didn't make no god damn sense, Midsommar is a fantastic movie.
I was very much impressed by the framing of most shots. Many scenes in the first act of the film utilize mirrors and long, steady takes to show the viewer every angle of a scene at the same time. Other times when, a mirror is not present, entire conversations will happen with the camera only showing half of the people involved.…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Absolutely chilling nightmare sequences. I was hooked the entire time. Unfortunately the ending was a huge disappointment, though I still recommend it based on those creepy nightmares alone!
SPOILERS: You see, when you put a twist at the end of a movie, there has to have been clues leading up to the twist. Take Fight Club as a very good example. On a re watch, you will see countless hints that Tyler Durden isn't real. When the twist is revealed,…