Somehow I forgot to log this when it actually happened.
I did tweet “Finally watched Moana tonight. ❤️❤️💖❤️❤️”
I am giving it a full star instead of ½ star, because the cinematography is really quite beautiful in parts, but that's pretty much all it's got going for it. I've never played the game, so maybe I missed something, but the film was equal parts story so straightforward it's dullsville, and somehow also making no sense. What were the valkyrie creatures? Were they real? Was it just something people on the drug saw? Was it a metaphor? No one…
After newly calibrating my projector, I notice the subtlety of the green cast of the imagery from inside the matrix. It's mostly in the flesh tones, and doesn't usually affect the black leather or dark, rainy streets, which stay pretty neutral, or even lean a tiny bit blue. An impressive and subtle color grade.
The second time seeing the film, unburdened by expectations, fears, and a burning anger at having a significant moment spoiled; undistracted by noticing callbacks for being callbacks and just now seeing them in the context of the new story… this is a fine, fine Star Wars film.
Also, way better in 2D. Seattle Cinerama's laser projection is the best way to watch this film.