Man I'm really conflicted about this movie. TBH it might be the only movie I've ever watched that I've loved and hated. I loved watching it but there's a lot of things I hate about it.
- Chris O'Dowd's lines were really unfunny and his character was annoying
- There's a lot of moments that don't follow a classic rule of screenwriting: "If you give a character a gun, he has to fire it at some point". One example of this was
the shot of the arm at the end that didn't mean anything but you thought it would.
- Which is better? Seeing Vader and Luke fight and having Vader say he is his father? Or Luke bringing it up in a conversation with Han that Vader is his father? There were so many exposition-heavy moments where we could have just seen the thing happen instead of having it explained to us.
- Related to the last point, the thing that angered me most was not utilizing this amazing concept they set up.
Why didn't we see the other earth??? And why didn't we see more of the alternate universe stuff?? Show us! It's good to deceive the audience but not leave them in the dark.
- A lot of really dumb decisions by characters. Particularly the one where
Ava talks to herself. It's unnecessary and we don't know what the implications of it are. Again, show us!.
- I'm all for intelligent sci-fi but the story needed to be clearer. It didn't answer any questions about this universe and muddled the timeline immensely.
- I feel like they had good footage but the editing was so messy and all over the place. It was so rushed.
But I really liked the score which people are criticizing, and I loved the premise. But the ending is also problematic. I haven't quite figured it out.