I really like most movies.
Top Tier Pixar is back! This is the best Pixar film since Toy Story 3, in my opinion. It has everything: compelling story, innovative animation, incredible music, emotion, and an overall charming style. This really blew me away. My only critique is that it gets a little too caught up in explaining the mechanics of its universe, which occasionally brought the story’s momentum to a halt. Still, it always finds its way back on track. Really loved this!
Also- the “afterlife” animation reminded me of a perfect blend of Don Hertzfeldt comics and the game “Super Paper Mario.” Which I thought was cool.
An amazing accomplishment, and one of the finest sequels I’ve ever seen. They were able to make the time gap feel so real and lived. Hawke and Delpy complement each other with some of the best on-screen chemistry in history, and I never get tired of watching them. On their own, I would view their characters as insufferable people at times.. but together, they are completely charming. And I’d say that’s about the highest praise you can give a romance…
I have very mixed feelings about this. It was all over the place, and didn’t truly succeed at anything it set out to do as a thriller, horror, or comedy. Every time some tension would start to build, it would derail itself with a joke that either didn’t land or was way over the top, completely throwing off the tone. You can’t take the characters seriously because they don’t even seem to care about each other? Characters would make humorous remarks…