Went in about as blind as possible, which meant I was not entirely ready for how odd this would get, to the point of basically becoming an essay film for 20 minutes in the middle. Once I accepted that part I was able to mostly enjoy the rest of it. It's very zeitgeist-y, but in a way that is both broad enough to understand but specific enough to Romania as to keep this American viewer intrigued. Was not expecting this Golden Bear winner to take cues from Jonathan Lynn's Clue. Perversely bummed I couldn't see this with a crowd.
Watched with the Blank Check commentary, as this was one of those movies I enjoyed as a kid but was not that into all in all. I certainly enjoyed the overall brand - the cartoon show, the theme song, the game during gym class where you have to throw bean bags at other kids on little scooters - but the movie itself I always liked without ever really feeling a need to revisit it over and over.
Watching with the…
"What a pathetic sight. A heart-rending sight. A nightmare."
"Here...just what I thought. On this side of the lake it looks nothing better, and why is that? What is the cause of all this? And what conclusion can be drawn from all this?"
Damn, Eeyore. That's some heavy shit.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The top 12 moments of this movie that had me internally losing my shit, descending order of how much shit was lost:
(seriously, I'm about to spoil every other great moment in this movie, GTFOutta here if you haven't seen this)
12) Rey basically describing the force to Luke exactly the way an eight-year-old would, and with the same amount of sincerity.
11) Every shot of Snoke's throne, surrounded by those striking crimson red colors that look like something out…