Wholly generic in every ignorable way and wholly delightful in every memorable way. Malek is perfect, the songs are wonderful.
Absolutely believe the hype. I don't casually throw around the term Masterpiece, but this fits the bill and then some. The filmmaking feels both impeccably controlled and energetically spontaneous- dizzying, poetic, and meaningful in every frame. The story is both timely and classic, heartbreaking and hopeful. Jenkins infuses his beautiful images and complicated characters with more heart and understanding than most filmmakers could ever muster. Gorgeous to look at and intense to experience, this is one you definitely cannot miss.
Wait why has it taken me so long to see this one?! I love this one for the same reason I'm weirdly attracted to 28 Weeks Later over 28 Days. It's about the larger implications of life with zombies. How does society restructure to solve this problem or at least find a way to go on if solutions are impossible? What are our options as humans in the new world order? Also the effects are glorious and gruesome and it's just a blast of 80s goodness.