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My rating system:
5 stars = favorite movie.
4,5 stars = outstanding, masterpiece.
4 stars = great, excellent.
3.5 = very good.
3 stars = good, decent entertainment.
2,5 stars = average, alright.
2 = below average, rather meh.
1.5 = rather bad.
1 = really bad.
0.5 = horrid crap.
I am mostly here to rate movies I watched and create an archive of everything I've seen, but I'll be glad to talk about movies or anything with people who share a similar taste.
If you decided to approach this film with the right dose of cynicism, you could easily find plenty to complain about while getting a sugar shock from it. You gotta keep in mind that this is a fairy tale, though, and it's staying accordingly close to the source. You can tell that director Brannagh had fun making this stylistically close to his version of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, just ten times as colorful - and of course more shallow. Still, you have to admire a film that is so unabashedly celebrating all that is great about life: kindness, forgiveness and love. As old-fashioned as the source material and the storytelling here is, such a naive and likable approach feels almost refreshing in today's world. It also helps that all the actors seemed to enjoy their job too, especially Lily James is a wonderfully lovable heroine. Especially girls at the right age will absolutely adore this opulent, beautiful film.
Through the eyes of two people about to fall in love, this film tells the story of a mysterious pandemic robbing humans of their sense of smell, and that is just the beginning. Of course the movie refuses to give any explanation for the phenomenon, and still efficiently makes each viewer wonder what it would mean for their own lives. Especially the short montages of reactions from around the world to yet another lost sense are gripping and extremely well done. Of course, the film gets more bleak with each loss, yet glimpses of hope remain in the form of McGregor and Green's love. Their excellent performances carry the film through slower parts too. In the end, things pretty apocalyptic and remind you of the even greater "Children of Men", but here the focus remains on the personal reactions of a couple to the unthinkable, that could very well mean the end of civilization. Pretty well done. A pleasant surprise: Star Wars pilot Wedge as McGregor's boss.
The set-up of rough guys getting hired to free a kidnapped woman seems somewhat generic for Western films of that era, but the movie takes a few unexpected turns on the way. The action is plenty and filmed decently enough, the landscapes are absolutely gorgeous. Of course it still feels a bit dated but overall it's still a pleasant and entertaining experience from a time long gone.