Over two years ago, I was trolling IMDb and I found a link for a movie. There was no cast, just a title and a director. Between then and now, the film was cast, recast, trained, filmed, promoted and released. I have been waiting for it for over TWO. FUCKING. YEARS. My excitement and expectation level was through the fucking ROOF. And as the trailers came out, showing this movie to be a pretty mindless CGI fest, I decided, “well, it might not be deep, but it’ll be AWESOME.” And I was wrong.
This fucking movie, man. THIS. FUCKING. MOVIE. I just got back and I swear to god I’m still buzzing. So original, so different, so unlike every fucking movie I’ve ever seen. I cried. I gasped. I laughed. I shook. I had every possible physical reaction, because this movie truly has everything.
I’ve read reviews that say it’s shallow and mindless. Zack Snyder himself said he didn’t want to make it too intellectual. It’s not Inception-level hard to follow, but it has heart. It has a SOUL. Watching this movie, I could see all the hours of hard work, the passion and the creativity that was poured into it. It was just plain fucking beautiful, both aesthetically and plotwise. Great acting (special mention goes to the always perfect Abbie Cornish, she steals the show in more ways than one). Maybe I’ll wake up tomorrow and feel differently, I don’t know, but right now I’m in shock. You truly will be unprepared.