This is the first time in years I've seen a movie twice in the theater. I intended to see Marvels again, but, hasn't happened.
My reasons for returning to the cinema were two:
- I could tell that when I effused about the movie, Jamie was like "yeah, you'll watch anything with Godzilla in it. Stop telling me it's a good movie." so I wanted to just get her in a seat. Thus, I lured her there with Alamo's chicken nuggets.*
- I wanted to see everything again so I wasn't just dealing with the audio and visual input being shoved in my eyes on a first viewing and see how the movie sat with me when I knew what was coming.
I am happy to report that, much as I'd been told by Stuart who had already seen it twice, the movie may work even better on a second viewing.
That's not to dismiss the impact of the first viewing, but I can say my first watch was pretty visceral in nature. There's a lot going on. World War II, after-World War II, subtitles, grief, a 15-story atomic monster... So I was curious how it would hold up, and how it would feel different knowing how the movie works and ends.