The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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"Operation Avalanche" is an inventive grab-bag of a film, a movie about making a movie that no one was supposed to know was a movie at all.
That's one small step for Apollo 11 hoaxers, one giant leap for Matt Johnson.
Part mockumentary, party black comedy, part action-adventure and part cinematic dare, the movie is a bizarre, engrossing creation that will leave audiences either delighted or baffled, though never bored.
A send-up like this works far better for a few minutes on the small screen (see Documentary! or Drunk History); at feature length it becomes a stylistic exercise, like a kid mugging for the camera through an Instagram filter.
Ingeniously using his low budget to address his ambitions, Johnson has directed, co-written (and starred in) a unique science-fiction film.
A bright idea can only take a movie so far. Mission not accomplished.
Snowballs itself into a black hole of boredom.
A highly entertaining and engaging comedy and thriller that audiences don't get very often these days.
All I wanted to do was insist cinematographers Andrew Appelle and Jared Raab get a tripod and keep the shots sharp and solid instead of headache-inducing movement.
This isn't the kind of shaky horror flick you've seen countless times before, or the type of USA versus USSR effort that has been pumped out since the 1960s.
Very amusing, well-made comedy mockumentary, set in the late-1960s, that explains how and why the Apollo 11 Moon landing was faked. Director Matt Johnson squeezes a lot out of a scant-budget.
A frisky, fertile dive into conspiracy theories and the righteous dedication that often gives birth to them, this low-budget Canadian feature is a series of movies within movies: alternately found, forged and finessed.
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