Solid. Simu Liu is an enjoyable protagonist and Awkwafina is charismatic as ever. Tony Leung is enjoyable, although still punching below his weight. I felt like the strongest parts of this were the first 2 acts, which focused on more grounded stuff and tightly choreographed action. The third act transitioning into a big cgi monster fight was unnecessary and uninteresting. Also felt like the rift between Shang and his dad was never quite as well sold as it should've been…
Just as excellent as the first of Kaneko's Gamera trilogy, maybe even better. Yet again he uses everything about kaiju film to his advantage. The people are well-written, the setting is interesting, and the science of the enemy is front and center. Asagi's role in this is slightly smaller than the first, which is a little sad, since her interactions with Gamera really help sell his role as a guardian. Everything is shot gorgeously, there's lots of interesting and fun…
Absolutely insufferable. Pseudo-intellectual and pretentious to the point of absurdity. Framing is bad. The aspect ratio changes 3 times throughout the film ...for no good reason. The acting is mediocre outside of Greta Gerwig, who is by far the best part of the movie and one of few relatable (or bearable) characters in it. Actions by characters make little sense and get increasingly dramatic without due cause. Characters receive little vignettes of their childhood but they never amount to much…
"Most of the major cities will be replaced by vast pleasure domes, used exclusively by the excelciites, who are the Neo-Upperclass.
While The Hordes of displaced lower class depth grovelers live underground in tiered cities, endlessly toiling away for nuggets of neoplasmid."
Is this the greatest piece of ironic comedic performance art ever presented? Quite possibly.