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"X characters trapped in a room having to figure out an exit."
Sound familiar? This has been the premise to SO many movies such as a Twilight Zone episode, 12 Angry Men, Saw, and much more. Where Exam works is its 'not really but actually' sci-fi element, where throughout the presentation you're given slight hints as to what's outside the room. It's a great ride all the way until the end.
But like with all of these movies, there's going to be a reveal at the end...and this one's was "fine". It wasn't a game-changer of a reveal (in some ways it was very silly), but it was certainly different enough to remember it by. "Exam" is currently on Netflix. I watched it on a Sunday night when there was nothing else really on and I enjoyed it. Given that scenario, I think you would too.
Let's try this AGAIN! For some reason, I keep trying to post written reviews for this and it isn't working. I'll fix this again later when it decides to work.
ANYWAY, loved every second of this movie. One of the best Marvel movies (easily top 5). Minor quips include 1/3 of the effects looking dated (and this is a new movie), and one sequence that could've been cut for more time exploring the movie's fascinating world of Wakanda. Other than that, the plot is flawless and every character is memorable and serves a purpose.
Batman: Gotham By Gaslight is a brilliant idea to begin with, and manages to be a fun movie all the way through. It's Batman...in the Victorian era...versus Jack the Ripper. What's not to be interested by? How it handles its interpretations of all the classic Batman characters make it a joy for long-time fans, and for casual viewers - you've got a fun mystery-type of movie to watch.
Where Gotham by Gaslight suffers from is in its animation. This might be the WORST animated DC movie produced in a while. It's a shame, because most of the talents behind this have churned out some good things. But this is clear proof-of-concept that good art direction doesn't equal good animation.
There's too much "style over substance" in this one, and it can become annoying mostly. The plot is the same as the first Mission Impossible movie, and it can become aggravatingly boring. However, there's an INCREDIBLE (one of the best I've ever seen in my life) action sequence about 2/3 of the way through that will completely blow you away. It's the type of sequence movie scene legends are made of, and is worth checking out just for that scene alone. It's a movie that I would immediately recommend to ANYONE just for the superb direction for that sequence.
Overall a positive experience, "Goodbye Christopher Robin" suffers from tone. For every great moment that will make you smile and warm your heart, the movie immediately shifts into being dour and bizarre. Perhaps that's the intention of the movie though. This is dealing with A. A. Milne suffering from PTSD, and while I can't speak from experience in having said complication...maybe that's why the movie will shift tones now and then. It's a solid look into how one of the greatest stories of all time was created, but it doesn't hit the highs of others it is clearly inspired by such as "Saving Mr. Banks".