Interesting seeing this again after having marathoned the Fast & Furious saga last weekend, half of which were directed by Justin Lin. I noticed a lot of unique beauty shots of the Enterprise that would feel right at home in Tokyo Drift.
Three hard boiled eggs. [PAUSE FOR LAUGHTER]
I feel like I've seen this before, but Letterboxd says no, and who am I to argue with Letterboxd?
Kind of torn on the rating. I enjoyed half of the jokes, and half of it fell flat for me. Maybe I wasn't in the right mood. Maybe it's because I fell asleep halfway through, into a Benadryl-induced allergy coma, and finished it in the morning, and then fell asleep again. I will need to revisit it at some point.
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.