Shout out to Netflix for putting out what will hopefully be a start for a great year of animation. This was super weird but engaging, and I could totally rewatch this or dive into online summaries/theories. Definitely check this out if you’re in need of a good January 2022 movie!!
It’s certainly one of the most well-made movies of the year, but I could never get into it and look forward to when Joel reunites with Ethan again on a more original story. Also I just realized that Joel Coen followed a very similar trajectory to Martin Scorsese by making a Netflix original movie in one of their most established directorial genres and then making something wildly different for AppleTV+ 3 years later. Hopefully Killers of the Flower Moon is better than this though!
Alright, maybe I don’t love everything Edgar’s made...
Btw if you want to watch it, here’s a link: youtu.be/rtgs59wR21Y
Interestingly enough, this link starts off with an interview where Wright is talking about other things he’s made - what’s the black-and-white French movie he brought up? Does anyone know?
My name on here is GhostofGhibli as a reference to my massive love for animated movies; but, specifically I should probably change it to PhantomofPixar, for my love of Pixar is even larger than my love of Studio Ghibli.
I say that because, even though this is five stars, it’s nowhere near my favorite Pixar films. It’s probably 13th or 14th out of 23, with room to more-than-likely rise to a maximum of 12th. I didn’t love it, but I…