What an experience! Very rarely do you find a movie that is very artistic and operating on many levels (of plot, symbolism, imagery, music et cet) that is also not incredibly dark. I would highly recommend it, but you have to be in the mindset for something quite different. It takes a while to get a hang for the structure of the story and the rules that are in place, but I think one of the real joys of the…
What follows is a rant. TLDR read the first paragraph and the last two.
Second time watching this, and I stand by my idea that I felt the movie was too big in scope and the director/writer was not strong enough to manage or contain it. I feel like Disney was very foolish to let him scrap the previous script and then write out his own. Imdb states "Rian Johnson's original cut of the film exceeded three hours.…
I watched this film as a kid, and it has definitely aged. The only real reason to watch this now is for nostalgia or to witness some pretty insane claymation and animatronics. The acting is stilted and the writing isnt great, but eh I remember watching this with my Dad and having a blast, so it was fun to watch it with him again.
Good, very good. Dark but also very funny often, this has incredible economy of motion throughout the film. The dialogue is top notch and feels much in the style of Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the Dead because it feels so much like everyday speech. I anticipate watching this again soon. Would highly recommend