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Blade Runner 2049
10 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Blade Runner is one of my all-time favourite movies. I've loved it since my first viewing and I had very high hopes for 2049 and the movie delivered on every level. The plot was kept a secret from every single trailer and even the reviewers were asked not to reveal anything about the plot. But, I do plan on talking about the movie in detail, so I will put a SPOILER alert right here at the start. Only read further if you've watched the movie. Here we go. The plot revolves around a blade runner who goes by the name K. He's a new "breed" of replicants which have a normal life-span and his job is to hunt down older versions of replicants and "retire" them. In the beginning we see him do just that with Sapper. Sapper was introduced back in 2036: Nexus Dawn, a short movie released before 2049. He's an old version of a replicant, he even fought on Calantha, and must therefore be retired, killed. Upon investigating around his house, K finds a buried locker. In the locker, there are bones of a replicant who gave birth. A lot of people thought this movie was going to focus on Deckard, but the real focus of the movie is actually his child. The remains found in the locker are actually that of Rachel, from the original Blade Runner. This sets off K on a dangerous and important investigation. Since the first movie never actually revealed Deckard as a replicant, I was a bit afraid this sequel was going to tell us if he is or isn't one, which would ruin the 35 year old mystery. Thankfully, we're, again, not given a straight answer! Some might be really frustrated by that, though. Tyrell Corp. is also gone, as seen in the Black Out 2022 short anime movie, and a new mastermind replaced Tyrell. Wallace, played perfectly by Jared Leto, is a new breeder of replicants who considers them his children, angels. He doesn't have a lot of screentime and he doesn't actually do much in the movie, but his presence was always intense and his dialogue is very thought-provoking, especially during the scene where we witness a birth of a replicant. Wallace Corp. also looks breathtakingly beautiful! The whole structure of the building is made to look like a pyramid and the inside is fully golden yellow/black. The main "meeting room" where Wallace always has talks with his angel Luv and, later, with Deckard, is extraordinary. The light is always moving in a circle and the shadows keep changing as the light moves. It's extremely hard to explain this, but if you've seen the movie then you know what I'm talking about. It's gorgeous. The archives, also in Wallace Corp., look breathtaking. I adore every single shot that takes place in that building. Ryan Gosling plays K, a replicant blade runner, perfectly! My favourite scene with him was when he was looking for the child in an orphanage. To add some context here, every replicant has a certain memory implanted in him to make him seem more human. K only remembers one thing. As a child, he had a wooden horse toy with something imprinted on the back of it and some kids wanted to take it away from him so he ran from them and hid the toy in one of the broken furnaces. As K is looking for information about the child in the orphanage, he realizes this is the place that he remembers as a child. After a few minutes of exploring, he actually finds the wooden horse hidden in the furnace which leads to a very devastating scene accompanied by one of the soundtrack's best tracks. It's a very haunting scene because this makes K think that he is that child and being that child will only bring him sadness as he will be hunted for the rest of his life. He realizes the danger of it and breaks down. It was truly heart-wrenching. Another scene that mesmerized me just like this one did was the one where he goes to a woman who makes these memories to see if his memory is real. She takes a look at his memory and tears start coming down her face as K sits there with zero movement, only his eyes getting watery and red. She says that someone did live this memory and that it's real. K, again, breaks down and the emotions that his character was feeling were so well potrayed by Gosling that I'm not even going to be surprised if he gets nominated for an Oscar this year. Harrison Ford reprised his role of Rick Deckard in 2049. The introduction to his character was glorious! Again, the visual style of the place where Deckard lives was out of this world. I can't praise the movie enough regarding the direction and cinematography. I'm not going to say anything about Deckard and what he does in this movie because I really do not want to spoil anything regarding his story. I'll just say that it was very emotional and very satisfying. The ending, especially, was beautifully realized. I'm in awe at how perfectly everything concluded. The CGI is wonderful! Nothing ever looked fake, not one single thing. Everything looked unusually realistic and there were times where I just stared at the screen without even realising I haven't blinked for minutes. The soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch is a bliss. It's very reminiscent of the Vangelis soundtrack for Blade Runner and it was perfect! I got goosebumps every single time that deep synth kicked in. It's most certainly best experienced in a cinema, though. I can't wait for this movie to come out on blu-ray so I can watch it again and again and again. All in all, Blade Runner 2049 is a phenomenal movie that completely blew me away and I couldn't recommend seeing this movie more. Truly one of a kind movie and something you don't see very often coming to cinemas. It's basically a 200 million dollar art movie and with its epic length of 2 hours and 40 minutes, I was surprised at how short it actually was! I think a lot of "mainstream" audiences will dislike this movie for being boring, long and not action-heavy. As soon as I walked out of the cinema, I could hear a woman behind me saying how she slept through half of the movie. It makes me feel kind of sad that extraordinary movies, like this one, get hated on so much by casual moviegoers. Oh well, just got to get used to that. Still, 2049 is currently the movie of the year for me and I couldn't be happier with it.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle
17 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a massive disappointment. I am very surprised by how much I didn't enjoy this movie. The Secret Service was actually one of my favourite movies of 2015, The Golden Circle is one of the worst movies of 2017. Enough about that, let's start this show. So! The plot revolves, once again, around Eggsy and his spy quests. In the opening sequence we're treated with a comeback of a character from the previous movie, Charlie, who didn't get into the Kingsman, so he became a bad guy. Him and Eggsy have an encounter which leads to the Kingsman getting hacked and being destroyed by Poppy, this movie's big evil mastermind. Every single Kingsman shop was destroyed by a missile and only Eggsy and Merlin survived. This makes them team up with their spy friends from America, the Statesman. Together, they must stop the evil druglord Poppy and save the world! Let me start with a few things I liked about the movie before I go into the very negative territory. The action was alright. It was nothing like the action from the first movie, but it was fine. The ending "one-take" sequence was actually quite horrible, but more on that later. The acting is, also, fine. Noone really stands out, noone is really horrible. It's just fine. The cinematography was great, though. It's a really visually appealing movie, if nothing else. I especially liked the atmosphere of Poppy's secluded little "temple". Let's rip this movie apart now! The villain is absolutely horrible. Poppy, played by Julianne Moore, is a character that's stuck in the '50s and has to have everything look like it's straight from that period. Her evil plan is to sell drugs that are mixed in with some sort of a poison that kills you after a few hours/days (it's not really cleared up which makes for some plotholes later on in the movie). She's put this poison into every single drug and is selling the drugs worldwide. She's doing this to legalize drugs because if alcohol and smoking can be legal, why can't drugs? She isn't a very threatening character, nor is she an entertaining one. She spends the entire movie in the same place and doesn't ever move from it. She also does nothing horrible herself. I didn't buy her as a villain at all, completely forgetable. Next, Roxy dies. JB dies. Arthur dies. And, finally, Merlin dies. I'm not even going to comment on how stupid the first three deaths were, but I have to talk about Merlin's. Not only did they manage to kill half the cast from the last movie in this one, they also managed to make all these deaths completely unemotional and rushed. I particularly hated Merlin's death. This isn't because he died, it's because of how he died. I'm not going to hate on a movie just because they killed a good character. Merlin's death was easily avoidable and unnecessary. He died by stepping on a landmine. Poppy's "temple" is, apparently, surrounded by landmines, even though nobody's ever stepped on one until Merlin, which makes it seem as though he stepped on the only landmine there was. Okay, so, Eggsy stepped on the mine first, but then Merlin revealed he has a freezing spray which he can use on the mechanism to give them a second to run after removing the pressure. He uses the spray on the mine, Eggsy steps off and starts running but instead of running, Merlin steps on the mine so he can sacrifice himself. Plus, he also ran out of the spray after that one small use. I hated this entire scene. It's like the writers decided they need a dramatic and emotional death of a beloved character just to have one. It was rushed, it was out of place and it didn't work. Moving on to the humour. The comedic moments of this movie are a complete miss. I barely found anything funny in this movie. The audience was laughing whenever Elton John sweared, but I really don't see what was funny there. Elton John was in the movie just because he's Elton John. There's literally no reason for him in the movie. He also probably has more screentime than Channing Tatum, who's massively underused. Then we have the infamous tracker scene where Eggsy has to insert a tracker into a vagina because that's the only way, apparently. Not only was that whole sequence painfully unfunny, it also makes zero sense. The tracker is literally built into the top of a condom. And that's the joke. Unbelievable. That part becomes even more unbelievable when Eggsy calls his girlfriend (the princess of Sweden from the last movie) just before he's about to insert the tracker to notify her that he's going to sleep with another woman. I mean, sure, he doesn't want to lie to his girlfriend, but come on! There was literally no way she could've ever found out he sleeped with that specific girl. He doesn't even end up sleeping with her, he just puts his finger in her vagina and walks aways. The phone call was completely unnecessary, but I guess the writers wanted some romance drama between Eggsy and Tilda so there can be some tension. It didn't work. I'm just going to skip the whole Harry part because it's stupid and unbelievable. He has amnesia after getting shot in the head and half the movie he spends remembering who he is and what he can do. There's no payoff, really. They just wanted an excuse to have Colin Firth in the sequel. The movie is also very CGI heavy which is most apparent in the final fight scene which is meant to look like it's one-take while it obviously isn't. The camera is incredibly jittery and there are moments where it speeds up, and slows down unnaturaly, and it just made me queasy. There's quite a bit more I could talk about this movie, but I'm going to end this review here as I've said more than enough to prove my point. Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a horrible sequel to The Secret Service and I cannot recommend this movie whatsoever. It's dull, unfunny, hard to watch and it tries to be bigger and better, but ends up being smaller and worse.

It
It (2017)
20 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Before I get into the review, I have to say I have not yet read the book nor have I seen the 1990 Tim Curry version. There will be no comparisons here or comments on how faithful it is to the book. With that said, I had a blast watching It! The movie follows a group of kids, The Losers club, who are being terrorized by a demonic being that goes by the name of Pennywise, the Dancing Clown. This creature isn't only a clown, like the promotional clips and trailers suggest; it becomes whatever the characters are most scared of. This element makes for a lot of great moments in the movie as we learn more about the characters through their fears. One of the "Losers'" brother gets taken away by Pennywise and he still thinks his brother is alive so he gets his friends together to solve the mystery of his missing brother and hopefully find him alive. All of the characters are basically kids, there's barely any adult character in the movie and that works really well for the movie as the kids are the most interesting and most entertaining. Bill is the main character, his brother's gone missing and he does not want to ever give up. This gives his character clear motivation. He also stutters while talking which made the character even more sympathetic for me. There's a great scene where he's giving a speech and he doesn't stutter once. He's so motivated to end all of this once and for all that he completely forgot about this stuttering. I thought that was a really nice touch. I really liked him as a character and the ending regarding his brother was very heartwrenching. Richie is the joker of the group, he consantly makes jokes to make a tense, scary situation less so. I loved his jokes, a lot of them really hit the spot and there are some really great quotes to remember for later. We don't find out too much about him, except that he's scared of clowns, but he was still a very entertaining character. Stan is Jewish and that's basically his character. Much like Richie, we don't find out too much about him except his fear and that his father thinks of him as a disappointment. I honestly barely noticed him in the movie and I didn't like him as much as I did the other characters. Speaking of underused characters, Mike is a character that doesn't join the Losers club up until half of the movie and he's fine. We get a good sense of his fear and why he does what he does, but he's not present enough in the movie to make us really care for him, even though we should considering his depressing past. Ben is also a newcomer to the club, but he joins much sooner than Mike. He was a very entertaining character, as well. I love the ongoing joke of him loving New Kids on the Block and his obsession with history of the Derry town is a really great trait for the character. He spends most of his days in the library researching the violent happenings in the past and he gives the other members vital information on why and when Pennywise shows up. He is a great addition to the club, I've got no complaints. Eddie is the last male member of the club and we get a lot of development for his character. He's constantly taking pills and keeps worrying about diseases and infections and whatnot. His mother keeps insisting that he's sick and there's a great scene near the end where he finally confronts his mother and it was very satisfying to see that. Beverly is the only female member of the club and I absolutely loved her. Her character is, next to Bill's, the most well developed one. Her background is very disturbing and sad, and every scene that takes place in her home was very gut-wrenching. I won't go into spoiler territory about her, but it was really disturbing the way she's treated at home. This should sum up all my thoughts on the characters and who they are, now heading onto even more detailed thoughts. The movie, from start to finish, dances on this thin line of humour and horror and it works really well for the movie. There are multiple hilarious scenes that surprised me. The most notable one is the "rock war" sequence that floored me because of how well executed it was. The interaction and dialogue between the Losers is also phenomenal! It feels completely natural and not forced. Perhaps I enjoyed that aspect of the movie even more than the horror aspect. I was also constantly reminded of The Goonies during the funny sequences. One of the funniest scenes, as well, is the scene where all the members go swimming in a lake, but they have to jump off a cliff first straight into the water. The boys are all standing on the very edge and no one is brave enough to jump first. Then comes Beverly on her bike, takes her clothes off and jumps into the water. Richie's exclamation "What the fu**!?" was perfection. It really caught me off guard and I almost forgot I was watching a horror movie. Let's move onto the horror aspect of the movie. It does not disappoint. Even though I didn't find it overly scary or frightening, I had a ton of fun watching Pennywise terrorize these kids. It's entertaining, what can I say! My favourite "scary" scene is in the garage when the kids are looking at photos of the city plans and suddenly the projector starts sliding to other photographs until it gets to a photo of Pennywise and then a huge Pennywise comes out of the photo and it was glorious! The tension in that scene was extremely high and the payoff was briliant! There are many crazy scenes like that involving Pennywise and that's what I really like about this movie. It really doesn't take itself too seriously. Pennywise is, after all, a clown. He's supposed to entertain people. So, when he does something like a crazy dance, I don't find it unnecessary or badly done. It's perfect! The movie does tend to rely a bit too much on jumpscares, though. I'm pretty much immune to jumpscares at this point so literally none of them got me. What got me was the build up and tension of a scene leading up to a jumpscare. The movie looks absolutely fantastic and the atmosphere is breathtakingly spooky and only that is enough to send a chill down your spine. Since I'm writing about the look of the movie, let's talk about that CGI. I did not expect this much CGI, I have to be honest. It didn't bother for me the most part, but I was a little bit disappointed by it. The CGI around Pennywise was fantastic, even if in a goofy way, but the CGI around the creepy painted flute lady was horrible. I did not like the effects on her whatsoever. It was obviously fake and I wasn't intimidated by her at all. Thankfully, she doesn't have much screentime. The direction was gorgeous, though! The look of the movie is perfect for such a movie. I love the bright, warm, summer/autumn colours when the kids are outside and I adore the dark colour pallete when they're inside the "haunted house" and the sewers. It's a really well made movie, I've got zero complaints regarding the direction. The soundtrack, as well, is flawless. It's sort of like a mixture of Michael Giacchino and John Williams and it works so well. The beggining sequence, especially, is beautiful when it comes to the soundtrack. It made me feel like I was watching a kid's adventure movie from the '80s. I love it. The acting is fantastic all across the board. There isn't a single bad actor in this movie. There's one line of dialogue by Ben that didn't quite sit with me near the end, but I'm willing to let that go by as nothing else bothered me. All in all, IT was a great horror/comedy movie that took me back to my childhood days when all I would watch is movies like The Goonies, Stand By Me and Monster Squad. Filled with great acting, great character development, an emotionally touching story and great funny and spooky moments, IT is a perfect "haunted house" movie that I think should be seen, even with its minor flaws.

Transformers: The Last Knight
41 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Transformers: The Last Knight is the fifth movie in Bay's Transformers series and is the worst one yet. Michael Bay somehow got away with making five same movies in the course of 10 years. Even the longest horror franchises haven't had such similar sequels! Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween both had something new in each of their sequels and it never felt like I was watching the same movie. With Transformers I keep having the feeling like I've seen this before. There's always some object that the Decepticons want that's capable of destroying the world and a few Autobots and some annoying, uninteresting human characters help those few Autobots out. In the end we get an Optimus Prime monologue where he says "I'm Optimus Prime" and continues to talk about honor, loyalty and whatnot. During the monologue, the camera swirls around and we get epic wide shots of the sunset and silhouettes of our characters as the movie's theme song starts to play. It's easily the laziest filmmaking I've seen ever. I understand the phrase "If it's not broken, don't fix it", but Transformers movies have been broken for 10 years now. The first movie was the only decent one as it was the first time we got a live-action Transformers movie and the story was presented to us for the first time. Then came 4 sequels that were basically the same movie as the first one and I'm not getting fooled anymore. I'm sick of Michael Bay doing this. There's a fantastic Nostalgia Critic video on YouTube where he explains the entire movie without having seen it. He predicts what's going to happen based on how the other 4 movies were and guess what? He's about 80-90% correct! Thankfully, The Last Knight is said to be the last Bay Transformers movie and I hope that's true. I really hope he doesn't get to make another one of these abominations. Anyways, that's my rant on how same every TF movie is. Now let's get into The Last Knight! The story follows Mark Wahlberg's character from Age of Extinction, Cade Yeager, who's now working with the Autobots and helping them live on Earth. He's also got a new comic relief character, since T.J. Miller's character died in the last movie, who doesn't do anything important in the movie at all and I honestly can't remember his name. The movie starts off with a medieval battle and we're introduced to this movie's version of Merlin, played by Stanley Tucci. In a completely ridiculous scene, a transformer hands over his "magical staff" to Merlin which he uses to summon and control a transformer dragon to aid his fellow men in battle. If that's not crazy enough for you, the Knights of the round table also have their transformers version. That's right. This movie is absolutely confusing. To top it off, Optimus Prime is now being controlled by a female transformer thing called Quintessa who wants to destroy the world and save Cybertron. In order to do so, Prime must find Merlin's staff (the one from the medieval "flashback"). We haven't even gotten to the most insane part of the movie. Mark Wahlberg is the last knight from the title of the movie and has this transformer talisman with him constantly that moves around his body and finally comes into play at the very end of the movie when he conjures up the Excalibur and uses it to fight off Decepticon knights. Furthermore, we also get the typical "I'm wearing glasses so think of me as a smart person, but I'm incredibly hot, too, so please stare at my body in this tight dress while Bay moves the camera around me so you can get a good, long look at me" character called Vivian. Vivian is related to Merlin and is the only person who can actually pick up and use his staff that Optimus needs to save Cybertron. Let that sink in. Even with all that ridiculous crap that makes zero sense, Bay managed to make the movie even more jaw-droppingly bad by changing the aspect ratio of the picture every few seconds. We go from 1.90:1 to 2.00:1 to 2.39:1. It's completely messed up and I don't know why Bay felt the need to shoot some scenes with one camera and other scenes with other cameras. The result is atrocious and I hope to never see another movie like this again. The editing in the action sequences is quite bad, as well. It's another case of "shaky-cam". Bay uses this a lot in his movies. Whenever an action scene is going down, he shakes the camera a lot which makes for a very nauseous feeling and you can't tell who's fighting who on the screen. I've also noticed in some cases that the cuts are also misplaced. For example, there's a scene where Vivian and Yeager are walking in an alien ship underground where Merlin's tomb is (I don't know, it's like they made it up as they were filming) and Vivian is walking in one shot and then it cuts, and she's crouching on the ground and examining it. It occurs a few times during the movie and proves how sloppy the editing is. The ending is the same as any other movie in the franchise, I don't even need to comment on it. The only thing I liked in the movie was the Nemesis Prime and Bumblebee fight scene where Bumblebee gets his original voice back and we hear him actually talk for the first time ever. Unfortunately, evil Optimus Prime doesn't last long and the battle is cut short. Speaking of Optimus Prime, he's in the movie for about 5-10 minutes and his scenes feel like they're only there to serve as fanservice. Product placement is another one of Bay's trademarks and this movie is no exception! Yeager even has his own dinosaur transformer that brings him Bud Light! Oh yeah, Anthony Hopkins is also in this movie. Can't believe it myself, but it's true! He plays this all-knowing history buff that explains the entire history of Arthur and Merlin and transformers in a 10-20 minute sequence. He's the exposition character. Almost forgot, at the beginning of the movie we follow a couple of kids walking through a destroyed city and they find a crashed alien ship with a transformer in it. Some little girl, Izabella, comes and saves the kids from the army with her transformer helper, who also dies in a very emotional and tearjerking scene where she talks about how he's his only family. Her character doesn't do much for the story except to make the movie appeal more to that demographic. The CGI is quite decent, though you can tell everything is fake just by looking at it. Sure it looks nice, but I know what I'm seeing is not real and the script doesn't develop any of the transformers so they don't even have emotional weight with them to make us care for them. They're just there to fight and be a spectacle for many kids watching this and thinking it's the best movie ever. The ending's battle sequence in the air is easily the best looking scene in the movie, but that doesn't say much. The acting wasn't that good. The delivery of the dialogue felt very awkward and wooden at times and I don't know why half of these people agreed to star in this movie. No, wait, I know! Money! This movie is made for money only. It's not made because the director and the writers wanted to make it. It's made because it's going to earn a lot of money, especially outside of the US. So far, the movie grossed over 600 million dollars and I can't believe it, personally. That people would pay to see the same movie again for the fifth time makes me want to weep. All in all, Transformers: The Last Knight is a disgrace to the art of filmmaking and serves as a final nail in the coffin which holds the Transformers franchise. I would never recommend watching any of the Transformers movies. We must not support these kind of movies. This is garbage that shouldn't have ever seen the day of light and I hope we never get another movie in this franchise.

The Dinner
The Dinner (2017)
47 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Oh my dear God. I knew the book was horrible, but I actually hoped this movie would be more tolerable considering the cast and the director. The Dinner is a massive failure on every level. I barely sat through it and I want proof that I've finished the movie, which is why I'm writing this review. The Dinner follows two couples and their kids. The kids, teenage sons, have killed a homeless person, recorded it and posted it online. The parents are meeting at dinner to talk about this incident. Before I even get to tearing this movie apart, I'd just like to say how unbelievably absurd this story is. What to tear apart first? Let's start with the editing. The editing of this movie is a complete disaster. The flashback scenes are always very, very bright and it looks like someone just turned up the glow/brightness in Sony Vegas. It's very distracting and makes the movie look very cheap and incompetent. The very beginning of the movie, the "credits section", looks great and I thought I'd be in for a very visually beautiful movie, but as soon as those credits are over, everything goes downhill. The present scenes look boring and the colour palette is very basic and there's nothing interesting going on visually. The direction is fairly decent, but again, there's not much you can really do with a story like this where it's mostly just four people sitting at a table and talking. The worst sequence in the entire movie has to be the 10 minute exposition about the Battle of Gettysburg. It's the most pointless thing I've seen in a movie ever and it's the ugliest and most confusingly edited sequence in the entire movie. It doesn't even have anything to do with the story. It's just there to prove how much Paul is obsessed with history and how he "lives in the past", which was stated before already, there was no need for this long, pretentious, sequence. Moving onto the actors. These are all great actors, I'm not going to debate that. Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Chloe Sevigny, Laura Linney etc. They're all great, but this movie doesn't give them much to act on. I also have no idea what Steve Coogan is doing in this movie. He's British, but he has a terrible American accent in this movie. Why not just hire someone who already has an American accent? Sure, Steve Coogan is a great actor, but anyone could've been there instead of him. I hate when actors do fake accents, it rarely works and is just distracting. Everybody else does a decent job, but I've seen better from each of them. The characters are the real problem here. When a movie does this sort of a story where it's a small number of actors in one room, you have to make sure the characters are interesting to watch. Exam, Buried, Cube, Primer... These are some examples where that was done right. The Dinner is an example of how not to write characters. Every single character, except for the waiter, is completely unlikeable and unrelatable. There wasn't a single character for which I cared or for which I rooted. Everybody is constantly angry and mean-spirited; none of them are really even thinking rationally. The movie doesn't even make sense. It's filled with plotholes. First one that comes to mind is that (spoilers ahead) the kids who burned the homeless woman aren't dealing with any consequences. We see on the news that the woman was found by firemen and the police. We also know that the kids posted the video online and it got a lot of views. We're also shown this video and you can clearly hear them saying their names. How did nobody find them? The police doesn't seem to be involved in the movie at all. The parents are even debating whether they should contact the police or not! Makes no sense. Furthermore, why didn't the parents punish their children? When you start the movie, nobody seems concerned at all about what their kids did, even though they all know about it. The kids aren't even grounded and there isn't a single scene where the parents are angry at the kids. We get flashback scenes to the kids swearing at the homeless woman, throwing garbage at her and then burning her alive while filming it and laughing at her, but the parents don't even care? One of the moms even tries to justify their actions by saying how the homeless are a problem and shouldn't be on the streets. I couldn't understand a single action these characters do. Moving onto the ending. The main event of the movie is these people talking about their sons and figuring out what they should do with them. Before that happens, we're treated with about 90 minutes of them talking about how they need to talk about it and countless scenes where a character gets mad and leaves the table just when they're about to talk about it. It's very frustrating to watch at first, but then you get used to it and stop caring so when they finally sit down and talk about their kids, you're left completely uninterested and just want the movie to be over. So, 90 minutes into the movie the big talk finally starts and it lasts for a few minutes and they don't decide anything. In short, nothing happens in the movie. Absolutely nothing of relevance happens in the movie. The movie literally ends on a, sort of a, cliffhanger. One of the dads drives to the other family's home to beat their son because their son was blackmailing his son. The dad, Paul, grabs a rock and is about to hit the kid when another car drives up and Paul is stopped. Then the two dads fight and it's done. The movie is over. Credits roll and you're left there thinking about how horrible what you saw was and how you could've spent these 2 hours in a better way. The Dinner is absolute garbage that I strongly do not recommend. It's one of the worst movies I have seen come out this year and will most certainly end up on my "Top 10 Worst Movies of 2017" list. Pretentious, dull, tedious, repetitive, pointless and, above all, frustrating. That is The Dinner.