USC Cinema grad. Movie addict.
WARNING: I’m extremely picky.
Watching this for the first time in like 12 years had me noticing so many metaphors that were entirely lost on me as an eight-year-old. This reflects real life so much more than I thought - it’s essentially a collection of real-life scenarios but punched up to be digestible for kids, and I can tell it's to have something for the parents going to see it with their kids, and I'm glad Hillenberg was so thoughtful about these metaphors.
Hot garbage. Chock-full of existential dread and meaningless dialogue that seems to never end, and of course, none of the dialogue ever comes up again. I see *some* thematic similarities with Relic, which came out a few months ago, but this fails to explore any of them. the moment anything of substance starts to happen or is brought up, it's completely dropped almost immediately. Doesn’t help that 70% of this takes place inside of a car.