goddamn this was lovely. this film honestly feels decades ahead of its time - absolutely criminal it wasn't properly appreciated back then - but glad alice wu is getting all the love she deserves now.
trademarks of david lean: magnificent landscapes, lovely, sensuous chemistry between leads, nature shown in all its terror and detail. politically feels middling esp. the way it frames the british + irish conflict -- and unfortunately does affect the centering of the love affair which was otherwise really captivating. robert mitchum is great in this.
honestly can't believe how this has become the epitome of marvel's laziness and absolute zero effort filmmaking: there's little surprises in storytelling, the action sequences feel like they're cut on autopilot, oscar-winning™ brie larson is ~just fine~, and the wink-wink-nods-nods at female stereotypes/male condescension ("you should smile more!!" "don't be emotional!!") are mere throwaway one liners to collect kudos. it's a shame that this one had to be the one with all the "firsts", but i wish they focused on the ~human~ aspect of captain marvel, over her glowy superpowers that really just become silly and inane.
THIS FILM SIGNALED THE END OF MY CHILDHOOD
SO EPICALLY GOOD
"after all this time?" "always" *SOBS*
DESPLAT'S SCORE (c'mon)
lupin tonks fred!!!!!
the awkward hug
voldy turning moldy
harry vs voldy (WHO CAN MAUL EACH OTHER'S FACE OFF)
where is my letter to hogwarts
im still waiting.
(one day i will write a coherent review for this film...today is clearly not that day)