As I suffered through Terror on the Prairies overly long 107 minute runtime, I wondered why all of the shots were cheap and poorly framed. Why all of the acting is flat. Why there was no direction in the action, why there was no direction in anything. It's genuinely like they got an ai to watch all of the old western films and tried to make of its own. To put it short, it's incompetent. Almost bafflingly incompetent. The…
All of the quality's of Everything Everywhere All at Once are immediately ruined by the films exhausting nature and its drive for idiosyncrasy. The movies constant insistence on packing as many narrative quirks and absurd sequences as possible does nothing but undermine the emotional attachment to the main characters.
At its best, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness feels like a product from a genuine director rather than from a bunch of well-intentioned producers. The camera finally moves! But at its most cofounding, it feels trapped in the larger interconnected story that is the MCU, which holds back Raimi and the writers in a number of ways.