Didn’t watch as many films as I wished. Somehow the month went right by. Watched Terminator and The Kitchen on the plane, on my way back from San Francisco. Need to get to that point where I watch a film every week again (whether on Netflix or at home.)
Eh. Kids are mean. The more I think about it, the more middling and grating I feel about it. Cruel and shallow take on mental illness. Everything felt referential to familiar things but it didn’t feel like it was saying anything. Alicia Silverstone and the beginning of the film was great but then, eh.
Watched his short film 2 Cars 1 Night before I saw this and I am glad. Not terrible, but also not great. It was twee, but I wanted it to go a bit darker or more serious in some way. A lot of reallly sweet moments and the kids were great, wished that we saw more of some of the adults though.
Really wanted this movie to be good. It’s really funny when you see good performances in a film, even though the dialogue is trash. Kept thinking about why this film felt so dissatisfying even after. The big thing is that the action sequences took too much of the film, and was too much cgi. I wish instead of spectacle that they’d opt for more visceral realism, which made T2 so good. The premise of the story was so promising too, oop.