This movie has more twists in 60 minutes than Attack on Titan does in 60 chapters.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The trouble with cool is that the closer you get to a grand unified theory of it the more elusive it is, but we can still talk about it subjectively if we're lame. So for me a central tenet is that cool does not explain itself, it doesn't condescend to you, it just demonstrates its superiority. Older kids were cool to me through high school because they seemed to know something I didn't, about life or sex or something, but…
Sunset Boulevard, Mulholland Drive, OUATIH: "Hollywood is a cult or whatever and exploits your dreams and children or something."
Pompo: The Cinéphile: "Hollywood is an hereditary aristocracy, movies should be 90 minutes, are contingent on the actors being attractive and money guys being subservient to vision, are generated by pain and isolation, have editing as their soul, and are created by children who are groomed for their roles."
Yeah I think we know who wins for honesty. CLAP does the quiet part loud.
Me in 2012: When are we getting the social media movie?
Me in 2013: When are we getting the social media movie?
Me in 2014: When are we getting the social media movie?
Me in 2015: When are we getting the social media movie?
Me in 2016: When are we getting the social media movie?
Me in 2017: When are we getting the social media movie?
Me in 2018: When are we getting the social media movie?
Me in 2019:…
All Hollywood movies are basically just the bad kind of fanservice now (i.e. designed for established niches and demographics with little crossover appeal, using homage and reference as a substitute for writing), and as a diehard fan of the games this was fun enough despite capturing almost nothing that made the originals or 2002's remake so enduring (the pathos, cuteness, atmosphere and design mostly, nothing about this franchise post- Code Veronica much less 4 is very cute or pathetic).