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My wife and I liked this up to a point but it just got too zany for us to love. I liked the slice of life stuff more than anything else, although Jenny Slate's weapon got laughs from both of us.

 

Good to see Stephanie Hsu outside Mrs. Maisel though. And Michelle Yeoh was good, too.

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Something I realised about this film the other day (spoilers obviously):

 

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It's basically the anti-Marvel movie.

 

You've got the whole everyone squaring off for a big fisticuffs fight at the end, but rather than it devolving to yet another film with a sequence at the end where superpowered characters hit each other really hard, it turns into a dance of possibilities with each "strike" being warped and redirected so that reality shifts around them and embraces them with grace and love.

 

It's great.

 

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I wish I'd seen it at the cinema. I don't think I'd have found it too long on the big screen. As it was, it's 30 mins too long.  Great, heartfelt, felt fun though.

 

Totally in stitches over 

 

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Butt plug

 

fight. I'd been laughing quite hard over switching methods prior to that point.

 

And as mentioned, it's an anti-nihilism, which a terribly nice thing.

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For some reason it didn't get to Prime here until yesterday, so I watched it last night. All I really knew was the phenomenal word of mouth, so I had high expectations, which were exceeded. There's just too many bits to pick ones to mention. I had even somehow forgotten the dog until I read the thread just now. How is that even possible? While Yeoh was obviously good, Ke Huy Quan was unexpectedly great too. Hsu did well and obviously Hong's a legend.

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Just finished this. It’s a little too self-consciously wacky for me at times, and at least 30 minutes too long for its own good. Both of which weakened its emotional kick.

 

But (butt?)… it is incredibly vivid and imaginative, and despite its obvious touchstones, it’s definitely its own thing. It also has a nice message and a huge amount of heart (and sex toys). The cast are great, the fights are fun, it was lovely to see James “Lo Pan” Hong still kicking arse at (checks Google) 93! (fuck me). I will also never not love the rocks scene.

 

3.5/5

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@jonamok Yeah, I think the first rock scene is one of the best in the film.

 

I do think this film really benefitted from being seen at the cinema though. As I posted above, watching it again at home I felt it dragged a bit and you really lose some of the impact (especially that rock scene, where the huge vista helps sell the message of that moment.)

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Finally got around to watching this on Amazon Prime. Absolutely adored it. Loved the weird. Also loved the feels. Inspired me to keep being weird in the projects I'm working on (I've got a note written down to follow up on - none of mine go as weird as this, yet this shows you can get away with it - be weird!).

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This was great, basically it’s The Matrix but for middle-aged people who never really reached their potential.

 

Plus it was great seeing Data out of the Goonies, but as a middle aged man. Like the kid out of ET turning up in those “Haunting of” series and you go “is there something wrong with my glasses, nope, it’s the kid out of ET but he’s old”.

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On 03/10/2022 at 17:26, gone fishin said:

This was great, basically it’s The Matrix but for middle-aged people who never really reached their potential.

 

Plus it was great seeing Data out of the Goonies, but as a middle aged man. Like the kid out of ET turning up in those “Haunting of” series and you go “is there something wrong with my glasses, nope, it’s the kid out of ET but he’s old”.

 

 

Ahhh that's who he was! I thought he looked familiar.

 

I ended up watching the movie last night, i guess i enjoyed it but i have to admit about 2/3 of the way through i started to loose interest as it started getting a bit too hard to follow.

 

I'll read a synopsis on wiki.

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On 27/10/2022 at 12:27, DarhkFox said:

 

 

Ahhh that's who he was! I thought he looked familiar.

 

I ended up watching the movie last night, i guess i enjoyed it but i have to admit about 2/3 of the way through i started to loose interest as it started getting a bit too hard to follow.

 

I'll read a synopsis on wiki.


I get what you mean, I also found it a bit hard to follow - it didn’t stop me thoroughly enjoying it, I must say, but:

 

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I found it hard to get my head round the universe-jumping “logic”. Sometimes she seemed to access other versions’ memories and skills, sometimes she jumped into other universes, sometimes she teleported into cupboards… not that it hurt the film really, I mean come on it’s all good fun.

 

Also I didn’t get why she stabbed her husband with the broken glass?

 

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Finally got around to watching this on Prime.

 

Thanks, rllmuk, you came through again. Really enjoyed it - Michelle Yeoh is such a great actor. So many little touches and pastiches.

 

James Hong is a total legend. How many movies has he been in now?

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I watched this yesterday, and had a bit of an odd experience. I enjoyed the start, but the film started to lose me a little around the mid-point when things started to get a little too silly. Then it pulled itself together to become something really clever and meaningful. I think I loved it overall, but not quite as much as I expected to.

 

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I really appreciated how it was positioning itself as a sort of surreal take on The Matrix to start with, only to pull back from its high concept "save the multiverse" premise to become something incredibly intimate and personal. 

 

 

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I watched this again with my father over Christmas. He hurrumped all the way through it and complained he couldn't hear it. 

Then didn't get the ending. Which might say a lot about our relationship I suppose. 

 

 

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Nice to see Ke Huy Quan win a Golden Globe for best supporting actor for this. He was certainly the highlight of this for me.
 

Michelle Yeoh won as well. I’m a fan of hers but I didn’t think this was one of her stronger performances. 

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