Rajamouli's magnum opus. Somehow even better than I could have imagined. Definitely understand the qualms some people might have with its sort of muddy politics but the way I see it, the movie is really just more concerned with telling a really satisfying, operatic, capital-E Epic story of its huge titan heroes than it is with making some big political statement. And boy does it work wonders. Some of the best action staging, choreography and editing I've seen in years.…
Finally, a movie that understands that all the best movies have:
- atleast 5 extensively choreographed badass kung fu fight scenes
- Michelle Yeoh
- a really touching narrative about love and acceptance and optimism disguised as a mind-meltingly original multiverse fantasy
- moments that make you wanna call your mom or your dad or your granddad or your lover or your pet raccoon and tell them how much you love them
The fact that something like *this* is so…
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"Mister, I was born for it."
Imperfect and dragged out and way too long and I still wouldn't have it any other way. Reminiscent of one of those dreams where it's just one long feeling of fall and descent into an endless hole of darkness. One of the best, bleakest, nastiest tales brought to life in the most nasty, bleak, gorgeous way imaginable. Del Toro is a god among men.