…It’s the pictures that got small!
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The interlude could have been pared down, felt it dragged out too much & didn’t feel as cohesive as it should have, but I loved this film. The introduction of the Green Knight was pretty stunning and the end sequence was so, so good—so well staged & filmed. Such beautiful visuals throughout.
I also personally liked the changes to the traditional chivalric tale here, I felt they worked to modernize it in a way that felt mostly thoughtful, not shallow. And I appreciate that there was more room for interpretation & meaning making with that ending.
Oh, and Dev Patel killed it.
An improvement (visually) from most recent animated Batman movies (though I persist it should have been more stylized…the art of the comic lends so much to the actual storytelling); entertaining enough to warrant 3 stars, but you’re not missing anything if you don’t check this one out. Perhaps waiting & watching both parts back to back (when part 2 comes out) might improve the overall experience.
And Jensen Ackles? A fine Red Hood but miscast as Batman.