So I suppose I’m tasked with trying to say something about GWTW that hasn’t already been said. Four hours gives even the most unopinionated of viewers enough time to form indisputable conclusions. It’s epic. Timeless. Racist. Empowering. Sexist. You name it, it’s been labelled. But looking back I think the most fascinating thing is the psychology of the characters and the way they interact based on the perceptions of that time. I mean by modern standards this could be viewed a million different ways whereas eight years ago there were maybe a handful. And I think it says far more about society, criticism and the metaevolution of global culture than anyone intended. Even further, comparing it with The Wizard of Oz you can get an idea about the kinds of issues and thought patterns that were most prevalent at the time.
Get. Fucking. HYPE.
Okay so full-disclosure this was probably my top movie of 2018 and this will probably read more like a nerdgasm than a proper film review.
Alright then. This movie was fucking phenomenal. Animation, editing, story, sound design, everything.
From the opening studio logos distorting as the OST came in up until the last clip I don’t think this movie let a single frame go to waste. Miles was funny and heroic while still being awkward and relatable. Jake Johnson absolutely nailed it as the washed up veteran Peter Parker. Everything just came together perfectly. See it.
The LEGO Movie 2: Toy Story’s Revenge!
So it sticks to it’s spin on the Pixar format that it used the first film. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing though and there’s a lot to enjoy. Technically fine and no glaring plotholes it does fall short of the first one. I’d say all in all the film falls at just above average.