I’ve been matrix pilled
I just love the free wheeling energy of Some Like It Hot. Gangster movie, screwball farce, Buddy caper, romantic comedy, just whatever they felt was funny. There’s no way this thing should be 120+ mins but it gets away with cuz it breaks it up to new ideas constantly. It’s a great match for the movie’s wonderfully amorality. You can change your name, your gender, your sexuality, it doesn’t matter because there’s no rules in the pursuit of happiness. Nobody’s perfect.
Deeply, deeply bad. Clearly made by a young white guy who is infatuated with black bodies and pop culture but has never for one minute actually been black. That’s the only way to explain a story written entirely in cliches and easy stereotypes, comically piles on black misery, then leaves it halfway to make room for a nice white kid and his daddy issues.
This is a film in which not one single development arrives organically from its characters. Every…
Edit: promised a friend I’d watch this again with them, had to lower the rating a bit. I had forgotten how bad the opening 50 minutes of this thing was.
On a shallow, superficial level, Rise of Skywalker works. It’s a propulsive pop adventure that rockets through 140+ min runtime with a lot of action, humor, and spectacle. Our likable bunch of heroes race from one place to the next, guided along by a strong John Williams score. The combination…