Welcome to my happy place.
What we have here is a narrative on a sector of the internet that is rarely, if ever, addressed in film. I suspect it’s because writers/directors of a younger voice raised in times of readily available technology have yet to be seen or heard in an industry still dominated by an older generation of writers/directors who refuse to embrace the casualties and influence of technology used by their audiences. Some defend it using the good old “film is escapism” ploy,…
It’s taken me 30 years to embrace 80’s fantasy, and damnit, I’ve really been missing out. The set, prop, and puppet design had me totally, totally mystified. It’s so superior, I WISH I had the creative capacity to conjure up something as otherworldly as this. It was a joy to get schooled in the use of practical effects, and all of the theatrical elements had me hooked.
I want to see more 80’s fantasy, but where do I begin?! Please help?
This film made me crave human connection (something I spend far too much time hoping to avoid). It reminded me of the beauty of both momentary simplicity and enduring emotional depth. The line between what felt real and what was noticeably scripted was effectively blurred, and it couldn’t have been more visually striking and sound. Speaking of sound, that sound editing?! Though there is an evident forced perspective, and the social commentary really is layered, the performances and overall sincerity softened…
*unpopular opinion alert*
I was BORED. How did no one tell me this was going to be so BORING? Easy twists, cheap humor, obvious desperate attempt to reach “instant cult classic” status, this movie was vapid and exhaustingly self-aware and I’m sad about it. In fact, I take all of the missed opportunity personally.
The most likable cast playing the most unlikable characters (all of them)
Only like 3 minutes worth of…