review: Asteroid City (2023, dir. Wes Anderson)

frame from the film Asteroid City. a small research station sits next to a crater in the desert, lit up by tiny spotlights, beneath a dusky sky.

I’m trying to catch up on a lot of films that I missed in 2023, so I watched Asteroid City a couple days ago while doing some overtime comic page inking in on the couch. I’d heard a lot of big hubbub about it being The Best Wes Film In Years etc etc, but my ultimate prognosis was: it was fine? I guess?? I don’t know if I got as much out of it as others did, but that also might be a “me” problem.

Spoilers for Asteroid City to follow.

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