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Started by phantom_power, December 15, 2021, 08:27:15 AM
Quote from: Egyptian Feast on May 12, 2022, 05:43:36 PMPeter Bradshaw says it's shit. I was already really looking forward to it, now I'm slightly worried it couldn't possibly live up to my expectations. If he'd given it one star, I'd be really worried.
Quote from: JamesTC on May 14, 2022, 07:32:49 PMHas anybody been able to find a list of all the different Evelyns? Spoiler alertI definitely remember seeing a dead Evelyn amongst the whopping great montage of the different versions near the end. After seeing that, I hoped somebody would go through them all but all articles I find just mention the main ones.[close]
Quote from: Mister Six on May 14, 2022, 07:41:30 PMDead Evelyn or spooky living skeleton Evelyn? I'm guessing that someone will note them all down once this hits streaming services and it's easier to go frame by frame through that sequence.
Quote from: Mister Six on May 14, 2022, 08:04:48 PMI don't think so, it's still going (relatively) strong in cinemas and it's only been out for about a month. Maybe I'm wrong though.
Quote from: Mister Six on May 14, 2022, 01:29:30 AMOr just the notion that each individual human life is precious and worthwhile on its own terms, even if it means absolutely nothing when viewed in the context of all time and space (much less multiple realities)? I genuinely think he was just too thick to follow what was happening, or what any of it meant.
Quote from: 13 schoolyards on May 18, 2022, 06:09:41 AMIt was interesting to see when it first came out there was a short-lived backlash towards the film, with a few critics saying "children don't have to forgive their crappy parents, actually", as I didn't think the film did all that great a job of selling that side of things.
Quote from: gotmilk on May 21, 2022, 01:34:58 AMThis was an excellent and extremely entertaining film. It's rare to see something so relentlessly inventive and specific.Having said that, there is something about the tone of both this and Swiss Army Man which does grate on me at times. The directors' approach seems to be to create absurd scenarios and mine them for genuine emotional resonance, or perhaps to take emotionally resonant ideas and portray them in the most absurd way possible. This can be disarming and effective, but there are points where the combination of zaniness and earnestness can set my teeth on edge. Depicting depression and nihilism through a cosmic bagel would be one example of a creative choice which seemed a little bit too self-consciously situated between "lol random" and "this is deep" for my tastes. As I said, I mostly enjoyed the film for all the reasons you have all outlined. It was only during the cascade of speeches and montages at the end where it really felt like a guy putting his arm around me and saying something like "We're all a little bit kooky, and it's a crazy world, but hey isn't that what life's all about?"
Quote from: beanheadmcginty on May 20, 2022, 08:58:25 PMLoved this. One question: is there an established connection in folklore between having a third eye on your forehead and multiverses? Seems like a huge coincidence that both this film and Dr. Strange have the third eye thing otherwise.
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