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After the Event has landed

I’ve seen it now twice.

Forget the reviews—go see it for yourself, and remember what is to be a kid again, remember what it’s like to feel awe once more.

The effects, the details, the mythology are all incredibly rich. After my second viewing I picked up on subtleties missed during the first screening:

There are problems with the movie (pieces of dialogue, some needless CGI work, and a few superfluous shots), but it does succeed in creating—for a wide-range of my friends—a sense of child-like awe while holding true to the spirit of the other episodes.

And that’s all that should matter.