DC rises above the studio battles and creates a joyous adventure ride. Aquaman is good old fun. imagine Thor underwater in the imaginary sequel of The Abyss, then Indiana Jones took him to Sahara and then they all fought the threat of global pollution. Geoff Johns’ vision finally comes to Atlantean life.
A fun “let’s do this some time again” walkback to Haddonfield’s blood gore glory. Horror equally balanced with drama and some classic Carpenter dread, McBride’s lighter touch and Green’s familiarity with suburbia. Classic homages aplenty, and a stronger, determined Laurie Strode.
Damien Chazelle’s atypical tale of ambition, belief, suffering, and crowning glory, with a musical score that’s befitting the legacy of the lunar landing.
I loved Avengers Infinity War for the grand scale, the well-woven character arcs, the balancing act between emotional beats and biggest action sequences that you have seen in the MCU, and the fun it has while doing all that. This is what any grand crossover event in films or books aspires to be, and will be the gold standard for any comic book event movies now onward.
I loved Beyond the Clouds, for its engaging and focused plotline, a refreshing look at Bombay, and a lilting score that knows when to restrain and when to go all out. The film is filled with moments of grave misery. These are doomed lives, and hope is but a shadow play on a wall soon to collapse.