That was way more wholesome and pure and perfect than I ever remembered it being.
I'm actually in disbelief how much Marvel Studios let Sam Raimi do his weird horror shit in this. The Evil Dead camera movements, the strange editing choices, the jump scares that are also kinda funny etc. The script is all over the place, yes, but good god does this take swings.
It's messy, clunky, scary, gnarly, batshit insane. It just GOES for it. First half is not great, one cameo made me scream, but then the second half (visuals+score) just…
Like a lot of real parents, Ming doesn’t understand that half of her good deeds and intentions no longer align with Mei’s desires and interests. It’s not a matter of Mei becoming a teenage rebel who openly opposes parental authority. Mei’s just growing up and is not a child anymore, and Ming’s not seeing it. Or better, she’s finding it hard to accept, because one of the hardest things for a parent to do is to let go of your…