Entertaining fluff. Spielberg does these 'big chaotic sequences with random movie logic where you totally understand what's going on' really well.
Two things I really didn't like about this movie:
- The super heavy ugly color grading (and it general the fact that it doesn't look all that good).
- The auditorium scenes (like the one in which Hawking explains something, some people walk out angrily, someone else says "He did it!", then everyone claps). I understand that it's hard to pull off 'talking about hard science in a movie for a large audience' but The Theory of Everything does an…
Still think it’s too long, like an overflowing bucket, and that some of the less interesting material could’ve been thrown out (the casino, admiral Holdo), but watching it with my daughters last night my appreciation grew a lot. I especially liked the Luke/Rey and Rey/Kylo parts. Johnson really understands these characters/archetypes and makes them come alive in their relationships. I love the sense of weird/fun/samurai in this movie. Can’t wait for Johnson’s new Star Wars trilogy!