This is the music of the future
(Rewatched with my own maman)
File this one under "not for me, like at all".
The free floating camera felt like someone discovering a handheld camera or GoPro for the first time and being intoxicated with putting it anywhere and (literally) everywhere, narrative be damned. This could be seen as experimental to some, but it just felt amateurish to be honest.
As for the rest of the movie, whatever. I'm sure there's a ton of context about Japanese society that I'm missing, but form so completely overpowers substance here that I couldn't give a damn
A creation myth for our times. A disgusting and overwhelming visual and aural experience. I don't find movies "difficult to watch". But as this went on, it became very difficult to watch. But there was no way I was looking away because it's also beautiful and amazing as a piece of creativity and craft. Truly confounding how this was made.
I honestly don't know how this is going to be topped for my film of 2022. But I'm certainly excited to find out if it's possible.
I have very few friends I can recommend this to in good faith.
"We won't be like them" is one of the most heartbreaking lines in all of cinema.
Can't tell you what number viewing this is for me but my first on the big screen. Still one of my favorites of all time.
The fact that I know how it ends and yet I for a second allowed myself to believe during the Singapore scene that things would end differently this time. That's cinema, baby
Seen in IMAX. While I had a much better time watching this than the kinda boring original, I can't help but wish that Tony Scott were alive to direct it. These photography here was slick and beautiful, but it also felt kinda sterile. Where're the endless close ups of impossibly sweaty faces? Where are the anthems?
Jennifer Connelly is gorgeous in a role that allowed her to look her age.
It was thrilling and I got misty because I'm a sucker for life-summation stories but I honestly don't see myself revisiting this in the same way I can for the M:I movies