“Cuddle Up with ‘Teddy’s’ Outsider Angst”

Outsiders and weirdos are both culturally acceptable and also unacceptable at the moment, in that people now like all the things that outsiders and weirdos like and were once upon a time mocked for liking (a’la video games and comics), but outsiders and weirdos themselves are just…not liked? I think Teddy gets into that somewhat, though not with discourse about video games or whatever; it’s just about an outsider who’s frankly a better person than most anyone else we meet in the film, and he’s treated as a monster until he becomes a literal, actual monster. There’s something there, I think.

You can read my full review for Paste Magazine while you’re at it.


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