It's good, but it's no Revenge of the Sith
The Rise of Skywalker isn't a trainwreck but I almost wish it had been because it would at least imply that there was an actual conductor steering the train forward as opposed to a faceless studio ticking off a checklist of what Star Wars fans want to see in a film, afraid to take a single risk out of fear of even slightly offending the rabid sheep that consume their product. Ironically, I think that fear of offending audiences is…
Me after watching Enter the Void: "Man, it'd be great if Gaspar Noe could make a film with these peak levels of audio/visual intensity but could also sustain that energy for its entire duration."
Me after watching Climax: "Ayyyyyyyyyy."
A celebration of the liberating power of dance, delivered the way only Gaspar Noe could. Setting the stage with a spectacularly choreographed long take of the entire 20-strong cast dancing together like absolute maniacs, Noe immediately gets the adrenaline pumping while…
[Seems like there was no embargo for the Sydney screening so here are some quick structure-less thoughts!!]
As with Unbreakable before it, I appreciate how Shyamalan somehow maintains a deliberate grasp on the tones he wants to convey despite the film taking inherently silly comic book tropes and using them as one of the serious thematic focal points. Glass is far more of a tonal wildcard than Unbreakable was though. I presume a lot of people are going to read…