Wonderfully strange and weird and funny and dark and bitter. A deliciously geek-flavored metaphor for how damaged people heedlessly spread around their damage.
A nice movie about real problems people face in real life, and it deals with them in as sidelong a way as it possibly can, avoiding all strong emotion.
A couple of awesome women in traditionally male-dominated STEM roles make up for a male protagonist (even if he does get to have most of the fun). [This post is not behind the paywall.]
Thrilling intellectually and viscerally, full of stirring notions of what humanity is capable of, and full of hope. A wonderfully refreshing sort of SF.
This is what passes for a children’s movie these days: a 1950s sitcom drawn in pretty tropical CGI colors with a few mostly forgettable songs tossed in.
Not that this won’t be a mark in his favor with the other studios.
With links to my reviews. I’ll be adding reviews of the last few films I haven’t yet covered between now and the Oscars.
Why does it seem to appeal to the same people who love science fiction and fantasy? What does musical theater have in common with the things we more traditionally think of as “geeky”?
Inspired by that powerful final scene of Les Misérables…
Stuff my followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ saw today…