I'm not really capable of being coherent yet, to be perfectly honest, and I don't want to splash spoilers all over the place, so while I could just put things under a cut, I'm not quite prepared. Let's try to talk intelligently about it in the comments, yes?
BUT KAIJU AND JAEGER I JUST. HNNNNNGH. The first major life-affirming fight scene, and if you've seen it you know what I mean, when their Jaeger gets tossed and rolls and RECOVERS AND SKIDS IN A CROUCH, OKAY, that was the first part that actually completely overwhelmed me with feels. I'm talking both hands over my mouth, curled up in my seat, tears on my face overwhelmed. By FIGHT MECHANICS.
This is so my kind of movie it's not even funny, you guys.
That overwhelmed thing? That lasted for the rest of the fight. And then it happened AGAIN. TWICE MORE.
Usually, when I see an awesome movie that really hits me emotionally, the credits give me space to calm down a little bit before I go back to the real world. BUT NOT THIS TIME. No, this time, the credits just provided enough space for everything to unfold so I could actually process the things I hadn't yet. I went into the bathroom and sobbed for a bit. It's hard to full-out cry when you're trying not to sound like a lunatic in a public space, I gotta say. I could have made a lot more noise than I did.
Analogy: A while back I watched Gundam 00 with my brothers. When ( spoilery event happenedCollapse )
, I had to leave the room after the episode was over and go cry in the bathroom for about ten minutes. This was like that, basically.
My legs were actually shaky when we left the cinema. I've NEVER had a movie hit me this hard. I should have known when the first trailer reduced me, quite unexpectedly, to stunned tears. The whole movie was that, writ large, for two and a half hours. I spent about an hour and a half of it crying. And it was an amazing experience.