One person in a sea
Just such an awesome achievement in filmmaking and storytelling. Impossible to have a bad time watching this (please do so in a theater if you are comfortable and able to).
Much like Swiss Army Man, the Daniels have found the perfect blend of humor, originality, and heart. There is so much of all 3 in this film. You’ll laugh and cry at the same time, you’ll gawk at the beautiful colors, lighting, and costume design while simultaneously contemplating your own existence. What more could we ask for?
Liked this way more than I thought I would. Aside from The Dark Knight, my favorite take on Batman. I mean, it’s essentially an emo noir where the protagonist appears like he could frontman a pop-punk band at moment’s notice. That’s the kind of content I’m here for.
The Batman functions really well as a detective/serial killer story in isolation, but coupling that with the lore of Gotham and the characters we know and love/hate definitely elevated it. I’m sold.
Eighth Grade was a very witty take on the middle school culture in this day and age. You can really tell that Bo Burnham wanted to create something in line with his own humor and demeanor, and I’m glad he didn’t deviate from that. I thought some of the quirky and exaggerated scenes actually worked well solely due to the knowledge of who was behind the script and the directing.
All in all, I thought the film was really well…
Not for me. I feel like this movie has no idea what it truly wants to be. Meandering through the gambling scenes and the not-so-believable complexity of the characters (to be fair: Oscar Isaac does give it his all and bring a lot to this performance).
The whole thing to me was just boring, and lacked any depth. Some folks will really like this, just not I.