Has the same problem that all these Disney movies have had for the last decade where it runs out of gas in the second act, but the first and third acts are so good that it’s almost too easy to forgive the middle of the movie running in place a bit. But yeah, the beginning and ending are great and the movie is gorgeous and even if Disney Animation is maybe feeling a bit stuck putting out A-/B+ pictures, it’s…
I just got to see STAR WARS projected from an immaculate 70mm print. The original STAR WARS, pre-special edition (“A New Hope” was on the crawl, but otherwise unaltered). It’s an impossible dream come true, and I’m so extremely grateful for this opportunity. It was a 70mm print struck for the UK in ‘81 that was never screened because it tore the first time it was projected. There’s about two seconds of major damage right as the Death Star explodes,…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is going to be a stream of consciousness mess that’ll be chock-a-block full of spoilers, so you probably shouldn’t read this.
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This movie is enormously frustrating. The first half of the film is a hot mess. I don’t know that there’s a shot in the first hour of the film that lasts longer than five seconds. Faster, more intense indeed, and yet nothing of substance actually happens in all this sound and fury.
The second half…