I see your point. Maybe my issue here is that having a movie star under the “disguise” of a normal person sort of dilutes that message. Technically, yes, this star falls under the inclusive umbrella of “anyone.” But it sort of inadvertently suggests that we need someone of this person’s stature to issue the rallying… Read more
Hey all. Just wanted to drop in here and give a very sincere thank you to everyone who’s read the piece and everyone who’s commented below. I had to kind of talk myself into writing this, for a number of reasons, but I’m glad I did, and I’m deeply moved by the responses here—by those of you sharing your own… Read more
I honestly have no idea what the target demo for this movie is. It’s based on a kid-lit series (so, adolescents?), is PG-13 and teen-centric (teens?), and is based on a nostalgia item from the ’80s and ’90s (millennials?). I think the combination of its source material and the rating will draw some younger people—it’s… Read more
As Allison pretty clearly lays out, this film is a demonstration that there *is* some overlap in Lynch’s values and those of what you could conventionally identify as a “Disney movie,” intended meaning of comment included. It’s fine not to see that compatibility, or to not agree that it exists, but Disney surely saw… Read more
Thank you for saying so, and for reading!
I’ll have thoughts on that one in the next dispatch.
Seeing it Tuesday.
There was. Thanks!
Boy, that’s tough. A *lot* of movie in this movie, and once things start revving up, they don’t really slow down. Most of the non-expositional stuff arrives towards the end—if you don’t mind missing some action, you’d probably be okay to relieve yourself in the last 45 minutes. But there is not a lot of wasted real… Read more