As a life-long fan of both Swinton and Hiddlestone, I was a bit worried when I heard that their newest film will have them acting as vampires. The recent vampires movies I've watched before had left me in quite a traumatic situation. But well, nothing could go wrong with a Jarmusch film and it is indeed a unique and different perspective of being a vampire in this modern era. And the main theme is the love both Swinston's Eve and Hiddleston's Adam had for each other. When they have immortality, how to keep their love blooming? They answered it with beautiful equations from Einstein, mind-provoking quotes from Shakespeare and one hell of wonderful music collections. And I was drowned into their world of borderless imagination and dangerous pleasure.
I need to collect myself properly before writing this or else, I will be unable to hold back my feelings. This is a stellar example of excellent script-writing. With a script this good, the visuals to me become less important. And yet it has one of the most vivid animations I've ever watched. It has the right dose of comedies, thrills and those heart-wrenching moments that made it all awkward when you had to wait for the end credit just for drying up your teary eyes. It's about toys for God's sake, and I'm crying even more than when I watched Titanic.
Sometimes the story was trailing too much, sometimes the violence was too much, but I think no one would've expected this kind of movie to have proper storyline (and the violence was of course predicted). It's bloody and messy and fast-paced and it's everything expected from a great action movie.
Who would've thought that a movie literally played by lego bricks could be this awesome? The special effect was a real visual treat, and for us who grew up with playing and stacking lego, this movie was a really nice experience. Not much in the storyline department (hence not in my list of re-watches) but the enjoyment was guaranteed. Everything is awesome!
So many beautiful messages cramped in its simple and humble storyline, and the casts were absolutely charming. It's funny and touching at the same time, and it's wonderful how real the interactions between the characters felt. In the end it's all about accepting our family, no matter how dysfunctional they might be, because when everything went wrong, they will be the one who stay by your side.