Damn. Even better the second time around. And it was perfect the first time.
Makes Everything Everywhere look like amateur hour in terms of comedy, raw emotion, and style.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“But Grandma, I know so little. Do you know what I want to do when I grow up? I want to tell people things they don’t know. Show them stuff they haven’t seen. It’ll be so much fun. Perhaps one day I’ll find out where you’ve gone. If I do, can I tell everyone and bring them to visit you? Grandma… I miss you. Especially when I see my new cousin who still doesn’t have a name. He reminds me that you always said you felt old. I want to tell him I feel that I am old too.”
When was the last time you experienced an original spectacle in theatres? Can you remember a time when big budget stories ended when the credits rolled? A time when there were no resurrections, prequels, sequels, tie-ins, callbacks, spin-offs or reboots?
Watching NOPE in IMAX today rekindled something in me I hadn’t felt in a long time— it was like seeing Jaws for the first time. Lots of people are comparing it to Jaws (for a number of reasons you’ll understand…
Every character in this film, no matter how small the role, felt real to me. The casting, perfect. The production and costume design, perfect. The score, perfect. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time— laughing, tearing up, though most of all cringing my way through the story unsure exactly how to feel. I loved it.
Also of course Adam Sandler kills it.