Hits different on a projector than on a laptop. More of a sensory overload in places, and I really question some of the music choices. But I definitely like it more the second time around!
Folks, it’s a long one. Some of the political machinations were a little lost on me midway(?) through, so I was hanging onto the performances to get me through until I could make sense of things again. But the performances are fantastic across the board, Al Pacino especially, so that was OK. I can’t imagine revisiting it any time soon, but I also suspect it’ll grow on me more with time.
This year has been one of education in Scorsese for me, and I’m just really happy a film like this exists.
Let this film stand as a testament to the fact that Gareth Edwards had the right idea, and as a perfect case study of learning all the wrong lessons from what came before.
Edwards's film is frequently derided for being a boring slog that doesn't give the fans enough of what they want, i.e. Godzilla, and maybe another monster or two for him to pound on. I myself initially came out of that film feeling mixed about the lacking appearance…