Hayden’s review published on Letterboxd:
It just feels good to care about movies again.
In fairness, there's a lot of other combining factors other than Mitchells in the Machines releasing on Netflix, but something had to feel like a semi return to normalcy and I think this is it. Obviously due to the pandemic a lot of films were shuffled around, mostly blockbusters, but as much as I enjoy my occasional blockbuster, those inbetweeners are that perfect sweet spot. The ones that are backed by studios but because they are guaranteed to get 900 Trillion at the Box Office for a new installment of Star Furious Me: Rise of Grindlezilla, they are able to get a little weirder and take some fun chances. So for every Minions 34, The Rock vs Diesel, Wonder Woman Solves Racism, or whatever we get a Baby Driver, Us, Spiderverse, Nice Guys, Kingsman, Scott Pilgrim, Knives Out. You'll probably see them on someone's "Unrated Films People Aren't Talking About", which could be laughable, I suppose but who cares, they are good films! It's just a feeling, after I watch I want to just scream MOVIESSSSS in excitement, which is a feeling that was sorely missed during this entire extended period of no movies. There are a couple examples (like Sundance 2021 literally saving cinema), but I get that same tingle of MOVIESSSSS with The Mitchells vs. The Machines.
Movies are back babbbbbby