Film Club, please be kind to my guy Hosoda
Im gonna be honest I must have seen a different film than everyone else because this just was not doing it for on the whole. I love A24, but this one screams of “haha isn’t it great to be weird”. Loved the comedy in a lot of parts, but it was very inconsistent. Really want to love it but it has virtually no progression and no cohesion.
Main stream audiences will be fun to see where they side.
To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand an arthouse film like Minions (2015). The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of minion-ese most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Stuart's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterization and his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the…