For me, this film weirdly occupies a similar space to Toy Story 4: it is another tale in a world I love, that didn't need to happen and that I honestly didn't want, that avoids tarnishing the legacy of that world by delivering a solid if inessential flick. If you're a fan of the series (I hear it's fairly popular) then there's no reason not to check this out, even if it doesn't rise to the levels of excellence that the show did.
2019 Catch Up Challenge (71/100)
Unlike Cabin in the Woods, I feel like this was definitely hampered by knowing most of the plot beforehand but even so, it's a really rock solid slice of horror movie pulp, perfect for the spoopy season. The turkey baster scene will haunt my nightmares though and I apologise for anyone reading this who's seen the film, because now it's back in your mind too.
Week 5 of the Letterboxd Season Challenge
From Stage to Screen Week
Like slowly setting your heart on fire and having someone put it out by crushing it. At times in the first half, the structure and pacing felt somewhat uneven but as we approach the miserable end, everything fits together and I don't doubt a rewatch could remove that problem. I feel a little shitty because I should dedicate this entire review to how brilliant the editing and traversal of time is but I can't because I want to curl up in a ball and hide away from the world now.
In 2012, 846 critics voted in Sight and Sound's poll for the greatest film ever made, in which Citizen Kane was dethroned by Vertigo after 50 years. In 2022, I believe that there will be another shock dethroning, as all those critics (and many more) vote Hobbs and Shaw as the greatest film of all time.