Avatar 2: Glad I saw this in 3D. There have been some good implementations of the tech in the past, but I think this is the first time I genuinely felt a VR-like 'presence' while watching a 3D film. There was a moment where I physically moved my head to try and put the sun behind the characters'. I've never interacted with a film like that before and it was pretty surreal. The fluid sims on display were also unprecedented and characters could communicate with each other and the audience through microexpressions alone. Definitely a new technical high water mark for the industry. The story was okay too, I guess.
Glass Onion: Rian Johnson continues to be one of the best directors working today. This flick was especially timely, not just by incorporating the pandemic into the script but in its prescient takedown of the modern billionaire. As many laughs and subversions as any movie he's put out, too.
Puss in Boots 2: I was going to skip this as I hadn't seen a Shrek film since the second but good reviews swayed me and I'm glad they did. It's a solid fable with entertaining characters and the most beautiful stylized animation I've seen since Arcane (though Spiderverse 2 is sure to retake the crown). Loved every scene with their version of Death in particular.Last edited by TallSilhouette - on 28 December 2022