The whole schtick where everyone says this is the Marvel movie for adults seems kind of ridiculous, and I don't mean that as a bad thing. I like the movie. I like most of the Marvel movies, and this definitely follows suit with their brand: making big budget character pieces disguised as action movies. Boseman kills it. Jordan kills it. Everyone kills it.
I'm having some trouble processing the movie, mostly because I very much dislike the ending. It seems like everyone had the opportunity to acknowledge that Elio and Oliver had something literally special, as in something that no one ever gets to feel. It never feels like an epic romance though. It is a romantic tryst, a mixture of schoolyard puppy love and physical animal attraction. That's not inherently a criticism. That story is as worthy for the screen as any…