Love a series where the hero’s big line that gets the hoot and holler pause in the edit is, “Yeah.”
Fast X 2023
I don’t know that I’ve ever seen another movie that feels like it’s being re-written while you’re watching it.
Better than Fate, I guess. There are a few choices that are weird enough to be interesting, and there’s some early stuff that gestures at interesting ideas only to get largely abandoned, but the whole thing is massively frustrating.
Turns out the real villain of the Fast & Furious series was Vin Diesel.
Star Wars 1977
I just got to see STAR WARS projected from an immaculate 70mm print. The original STAR WARS, pre-special edition (“A New Hope” was on the crawl, but otherwise unaltered). It’s an impossible dream come true, and I’m so extremely grateful for this opportunity. It was a 70mm print struck for the UK in ‘81 that was never screened because it tore the first time it was projected. There’s about two seconds of major damage right as the Death Star explodes,…
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 2023
I don’t know exactly how we’ll look back on the wider MCU experiment in 50 years, but James Gunn’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY movies are something really special. The kind of special that lasts.