I saw it last night and loved it, but I’ve been wanting to let it swish around in my mind before posting about it in detail, as there’s so much to think about and unpack there. So many great concepts and ideas, executed very well indeed.
But in short I thought it was a beautiful (almost hypnotic at times), thoughtful, sad, imaginative, original film that stood up in its own right, while also serving as a perfect sequel to the original. I liked that it never got too caught up in homages to the first movie or trying to recreate it, but definitely felt like it captured its spirit.
I’m glad I didn’t rewatch the first movie immediately before this one but I’m keen to go back and revisit it now.