Maybe it's time to let the old ways die.
I felt like it didn’t earn its emotional payoffs. The characters felt remote and the movie itself was too concerned with landing its Gags and Big Imaginative Flights of Fancy to add up on a human level. Daniels seem convinced that if they continue channel surfing through the multiverse, the audience won't notice how little meat is on the bone here and early critical raves are proving that a savvy bet.
I felt the same way about SWISS ARMY MAN…
Purely in terms of film form it's far too dense to untangle after one pass. But its asides, diversions, and brief moments of editorial comment are sticking with me most. He may be the most ornate stylist of his generation, but Anderson's admirers know the meaning of his work is often found in simple, relatively unadorned declaration ("I've had a rough year, Dad."). This, his tenth film and first to gesture toward a "late" style, is no different.…