On form Eddie Murphy has to one of the most fun screen presences there is.
This is just so much fun.
I have been re-watching the prequels along with a podcast (shouts Binge_Mode). I haven’t rated them as it just feels wrong, I spent so much of my childhood obsessing over every detail of these movies and despite there clear shortcomings it’s hard to see past that wonder they gave me.
One thing that did strike me during this re-watch however is that for better or worse these films truly are the singular vision of a creative mind. That is something I don’t think can be said for the Disney Star Wars films or many current franchises.
This was one of those times when 10 minutes in you know you watching somthing really special.
This film had everything. The direction and cinematography were gripping, the performances were fantastic, it was laugh out loud funny, it was unbearably tense, it was joyous, it was meaningful. It was incredible.
Going straight towards the top of my favourite films.