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I May Destroy You
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This film shows that if you have actors who are trained martial artists (Snipes) then you should never have them in scenes with actors who aren't (Reynolds and Biel).
Biel is particularly bad, she looks like she's in a boxercise class! Then cut to Snipes who is kicking butt and no amount of quick editing can help.
Script/ plot/ acting is ropey too. Shame that the first Blade film never got a good follow up.
Fabulous action sequences and a plot/ filming style that appears to have been written by a horny 12 year old boy high on sugar who hasn't slept in 2 days.
I really wanted to like this but let's be honest, how many people would think it's any good if it wasn't directed by Scorsese with all the great mobster actors in it? For me, it's almost a parody of Scorsese films with all the same style characters that are caricatures of Italian gangster films that Scorsese (ironically enough) created himself along with Coppola.
Also, the actors are old in terms of looks and movement, even when they're supposed to be young. I think there's a reason it didn't grt a long cinematic release before the Netflix release. It would have tanked otherwise.
It's wonderful to know that modern cinema can still come up with gems like this. It's the perfect melding of great story, script, acting and modern technology that all come together in order to tell an extremely powerful modern (and dark) fairytale. I can't go into the plot too much as it's too good to ruin! Suffice to say that if you want to watch a film that tells a story of substance with style and emotional power then this is definitely for you.