yeh boo, just watching the film was one of those moments where afterwards I thought, well, 5 yrs younger than me, is a fan of superhero movies, tells me I’d love this film I hate, etc., probably time to recognise the facts here instead of bothering/trying to self-deceive cause she’s got a pretty face and I’m a little light on options atm.
I didn’t feel like it was a stretched out story (if anything with all the things the film was trying to achieve it probably needed to be like 5 hrs long), it just felt so Hollywood to me, lots of bullshit sentimentality that treats its audience like a dumb cunt and tries to explain the whole world in 2 hours…basic hallmarks of Hollywood. If it just treated the arrival moment and was a bit more subtle/ambiguous it might’ve been good, the first 30 minutes were pretty promising I felt aside from the bs emotional manipulation with the dying daughter.
Lots about art is objective but outright cringe and obvious Hollywoodisms aren’t really.
But yeah, I enjoyed Prisoners and particularly liked Enemy. Do want to see Moonlight too.