The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Mystery is part of the appeal.
Doesn't always distinguish between fact and fiction, about an interesting social and artistic experiment.
"The Institute" stumbles between documentary and exploratory simulation, at once confusing and pedantic.
Eventually, the documentary's limited perspective becomes a liability when the screen goes dark and we're left with more questions than answers. Adventures only take us so far.
Rarely have I felt so absorbed by a movie about people I found so incredibly annoying.
McCall does a skillful job of reconstructing this hipster-centric game, though much of the proceedings still come off as one of those "you had to be there" affairs.
You're unsure if he's a Werner Erhard-style huckster or a Silicon Alley tub-thumper about to do a product launch. That uncertainty mirrors the players' nervous yet giddy involvement.
You leave the film not knowing what to believe, and while that can be frustrating, you're also left with an undeniable urge -- even if it's a tiny one -- to find out more.
All of which is genuinely interesting, even if you find incomprehensible the idea of devoting significant portions of your waking time and energy to what is, more than anything, an elaborate scavenger hunt.
Slickly edited and initially intriguing, but it lacks something that's a requirement for the vast majority of documentaries: revealing insights about its subject matter.
It's a divisive, shadowy conversation-starter of a movie that's as much fun to talk and think about as it is to watch.
Director Spencer McCall's film takes the shape of an amusing portrait of the times.
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