Watched again but this time with the audio commentary from Fincher, Norton, Pitt and Bonham Carter. I just find it so fascinating how films are made, particularly ones directed by someone as meticulous and complex as David Fincher.
Featured beautiful animation, but was filled to the brim with messages about friendship and kindness which were just too on the nose. Themes were spelled out to the audience in the dialogue every few seconds. I can see what the filmmakers were going for and obviously this messaging is important, however they should’ve either dialled down these themes or made them much more subtle. I think this would’ve made the subtext come across as a lot less corny.
My rating: 5/10
“I will avenge you, Father! I will save you, Mother! I will kill you, Fjölnir!”
After only three films, Robert Eggers has already become a master at depicting different time-periods in human history onscreen. His use of world-building is remarkable and it’s one of the reasons why his films are so interesting to watch. You get transported back to 1630s New England in The VVitch, the 1890s in The Lighthouse, and the 10th century in this, his most recent film…