✨writer / filmmaker / musician✨
Me after watching this film “this score sounds so derivative… too much like the score from “Elf” … yep, it’s the same composer.
But otherwise, this film is a mixed bag for me— kinda cool concepts, talking cat, dragon lady, some funny bits, but bland character design and cheesy payoffs and convoluted plotting and worldbuilding.
Some thoughts while watching (in non-sequential order probably):
- Awkwafina can be the same in every movie and I don’t care (I’m not saying she necessarily is the same, I saw The Farewell, but like she kind of is the same and I am down)
- love a sister who hates her brother but then they team up 💯💯💯
- the bus scene reminds me of Spider-Man 2
- the fight scene at the place the sister owns at first made me think…
This movie somehow had a lot of things that I like in it?
Fashion (with a capital F)
A heroic chihuahua
Loveable side characters
Classic rock songs
Covers of classic rock songs
Emma Stone’s amazing range
Elaborate makeup and hairstyling
Excessive use of voice over/monologue
Catchy credits song/ending sequence
I don’t think this necessarily equals good, but for me tonight - after working a day in an actual office for the first time in over a…