I’ve been bingewatching some of the earlier Red Dwarfs in preparation for this one, so once it got started I kept thinking “Oh man, the cast look so old now” but that works! We’ve followed these characters on a lifelong journey and it shows on their faces.
Oh hey and now the showrunners have a budget! Red Dwarf with truly impressive CGI was almost jarring to see, but I got used to it pretty quick and it didn’t have any effect on my enjoyment of the story as a whole.
The jokes were great! The clear effort that went into everything was great! But my favourite thing of all was how all the characters got moments where they demonstrated who they really were as people. (“I am home,” oh my gosh) This movie might have cemented Lister as one of my favourite fictional characters ever. He’s just got such an innate goodness to him, and he absolutely deserved to be Space Cat Jesus for a bit. And oh Rimmer. Thought you were diamond light and ended up being moonlight. What a scene that was. WHAT A MOVIE THIS WAS.
An absolute rollercoaster ride of first laughs and then tears. Some people are saying this might be the last ever real Red Dwarf outing and I’d be happy with that since it’d be going out on a high. I think I am emotionally compromised.
(Don’t give me that Star Trek crap, it’s too early in the morning.)
Red Dwarf XII.