If you told me this guy had people killed I would absolutely believe you.
1) It is insane that this footage was just sitting in a vault somewhere.
2) It is no exaggeration to say this is some of the most beautiful footage I have ever seen.
3) Seen in 70mm, the lift-off sequence is awe-inspiring. Even on a large television screen, you get the sense of what it must have felt like to see this happen as it happened. I’ve known about the lunar launch for as long as I’ve been alive, but watching it here is the first time I’ve ever felt inspired by it.
Set the superhero stuff aside for a moment. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a computer animated movie that looks like this: that bucks the photo-realism that has defined the form in favor of Lichtenstein-esque pop art-stylings and Ditko-inspired near-psychedelic sequences. And that’s before we get to the translation of familiar comic book elements like thought bubbles into things dynamic and visually arresting. If this movie only had its animation style to go for it, it would still…
The fact that it’s taken me almost two weeks to write a review for this movie should be evidence enough of how much it’s weighed on my mind.
I almost don’t know what to say. Words that come to mind when thinking about this movie are: stark, austere, claustrophobic, uncompromising, compassionate, angry, beautiful, bleak, righteous.
This is a film about a man in profound spiritual crisis, whose inner deterioration is reflected in the literal deterioration of the environment around him.…