I very much enjoyed Asteroid City but not everyone will, that’s for sure. It is EXTREMELY GAY and worships intelligence and wordplay. It’s also got some stuff in it that makes so little sense but is so funny or beautiful that I think the director (Wes Anderson) stuck it in because he couldn’t leave it out, and that’s a comment too.
It’s about life, death, love, the lies our families tell us, the omissions our families make us live with, and exactly how continuously weird acting is, all set in a heat shimmered pastel palette. All the stuff about an alien is a McGuffin disconnected from the plot.
The speech the General gives is one of the funniest and most subversive things I’ve ever seen. If I ever make a goodies reel, it will be there.