"we can't go back."
lovers in revolt. there's a desperation to this that clings onto every scene in the form of frenetic editing and solemn admissions and everything else in this wonderful film. you could pin it down to this being such a deeply sad text, in conflict with its own existence and the very notion of change- that things can't go back to the way they used to be and that you are old and and fragile…
by far my favourite out of the 3. it's a testament to raimi's skill as a director that even after studio interference, none of the tacked-on additions feel like anything other than raimi's vision. a truly maximalist work. the frenetic energy of the first film is revived here in the form of spielbergian setpieces where every crash zoom and smash cuts function to extract every drop of tension they can. even under layers of cgi, every punch *lands*- there's nary…