The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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The movie is about manic energy, but you can feel everyone straining just to get the next shot on the screen.
The trouble is that the movie can't decide if it's trying for laughs or social statement.
Where the Buffalo Roam is a shambling stiff, destined to tarnish the reputations of everyone responsible for it.
[Where the Buffalo Roam] features a number of amusing set-pieces of irreverent lunacy, but lack of serious substance renders film too frivolous and detached from reality.
Laughs aplenty for people who use drugs as a pose, but most will be left wondering if half a pint of Bass doesn't qualify as a revolutionary action.
Mr. Murray is clever whenever he is audible... But the story rambles desperately, and there are times when the screenplay is barely there. Mr. Thompson's only identifiable quality soon becomes facetiousness, and it wears terribly thin.
While [Bill] Murray is more than likable in his role, he isn't able to capture the larger-than-life figure he set out to inhabit.
An interesting and savage little piece.
A sporadically amusing, frustratingly scattershot look at Thompson's life and times.
The film invites us to chuckle along with Thompson as he indulges in a series of objectionalble episodes.
It's just a ramshackle package of bizarre anecdotes, some only marginally connected to Thompson's writings.
Finds no cinematic equivalent for Thompson's outrageous language; the material seems strangely meek.
It's about Hunter Thompson and is with Bill Murray, so it have everything to go right. But a screenplay kill a probably good movie that become silly and flat picture.
Ridiculous but still entertaining.
This was the Hunter S. Thompson movie before Terry Gilliam decided to do his version. It's more of a series of episodic vignettes based on several of Thompson's stories instead of being an adaptation of just one. It basically covers Thompson's relationship with Chicano lawyer "Carl Lazlo Esq." during Hunter's attempts to cover Super Bowl VI and the '72 Presidential Campaign, as well as some other crazy shenanigans.
The film doesn't quite do justice to Hunter, his relatiosnhip with Lazlo, or the source material, but it is faithful to the spirit of gonzo journalism and Thompson's nuttiness. Plus, the performances are not too bad. Their far less histrionic than the ones in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, but the actos still really get into character, and it's funny as hell watching Bill Murray and Peter Boyle do Thompson and Lazlo, respectively.
This is a chaotic mess of a film, but it is rather fascinating to watch. It's not really a complete success as a movie, but it is entertaining. It's kind of a bummer that this is so underappreciated and not given all that much time of day. You gotta be in the right mood for something like this, but it is worth a watch, despite the flaws.
Watching this movie, I was expecting a comedy, but it's really more of a biography of journalist Hunter S. Thompson, and as that it's interesting, but not enjoyable enough. Only see this if you're a fan of his work.
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