God DAMN this movie is incredible. It's probably the best thing ever to happen in recorded history. If God made a cake, that cake would be this movie. I'll write another review once I've seen it.
Screening and Q&A with Peter Lord
So today I got to say "you're awesome" directly to animation legend Peter Lord's face. He laughed. It felt amazing.
I won't act like The Pirates! is an all-around remarkable film, but I will say that I've seen it about four or five times now. It's just a very fun and well-made family movie. It might even be my favorite thing by Aardman.
During the Q&A, Lord stated that it's never ever been his…
The only way I can sum up this movie is with an iconic quote from another movie. The quote contains language I don't like using, but it simply must be said...
Never go full retard.
This movie's biggest problem is that I never knew how I was meant to feel while watching it. I couldn't tell whether I was supposed to laugh or feel depressed. The film wasn't hilariously awful to me, it was just kind of sad (in a bad way). I do kinda see what they were going for but it just didn't work.
Honestly this could’ve been a lot worse. Henry Cavill’s constant use of the N-word was pretty funny, if only for how out-of-character it was. The film is a bit overlong and I sorta began falling asleep during the 50-minute Ezra Miller striptease (seriously, the fuckin FLASH can’t take his clothes off any faster??) but thankfully the film salvaged itself by playing the entirety of Eight Crazy Nights over the credits. I’m not really a fan of that movie but at…