This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Liked it more this time around. Blockbuster-level thrills with the bold creative choices of a real... and I fucking hate this word..... aUtEuR.
Bong Joon ho is one of those filmmakers who's sensibilities match up so well with what I look for in films that it's impossible for me to really think critically about them.
one of those movies where everyone in the cast and crew is so clearly in love with what they do and firing on all cylinders. a balls to the wall ridiculous farce that still manages to ooze empathy for all the quirky, oh-so-human characters that pop out of each hilarious scene. they really don't make em like this anymore.
RIP Jacques Demy, you woulda loved tik tok.
Simultaneously reminded me of why I love and hate musicals. When they work, almost every medium of art comes together to create order in chaos, showing the world not how it is but how it feels in profound ways.
But sometimes they can be insufferable, indulgent, empty spectacle. This movie has both. But the good far outweighs the bad, and it's all worth it for the axe murder subplot.