i like a lot of stuff so my favorites list changes often
Felt every minute of its 2.5+ hour runtime, honestly difficult to care about anyone involved, really. Lot of hot people standing around and brooding. Some genuinely beautiful cinematography in moments, but still feels hindered by its obligation to be a “marvel movie” above all else. Lauren Ridloff and Barry Keoghan’s chemistry was infinitely more believable than Gemma Chan and Richard Madden’s. Brian Tyree Henry and Kumail Nanjiani were standouts too.
Didn’t hate watching it, but never felt connected to it and have little desire to watch it again.
This is like if a first semester film student watched Hereditary and thought "I could do that."
Tries to mimic much better films and even the entire "A24 aesthetic" and fails miserably at every turn.
If you have an aversion to characters doing unfathomably stupid things at every given opportunity, this isn't for you. Mind-numbingly dull.
Obviously not a “perfect” film, but there’s something about this one that just completely resonates with me. Maybe it’s the incredibly accurate depiction of finding camaraderie in shitty jobs, maybe it’s something about James and his post-college feeling of general aimlessness, maybe it’s just the hazy nostalgia of it all (despite the 80s setting, it really doesn’t “feel” like an 80s movie and reminds me a lot of my high school and college years), but regardless, there’s something that I just really love about it and strikes a deep chord. I watch it at least once or twice a year and it still hasn’t gotten old.