First of all , I salute Captain Sully. It was a miracle indeed.
There are two things I loved about the movie : Tom Hanks and the visuals
Tom Hanks is back to his best. He perfectly portrayed the calm during the crash, the self doubt after the first inquiry and the confidence during the final inquiry.
The visuals were top notch. As there are lot of flashbacks of crash landing, great visuals were required to taut the tension on screen. I could feel the horror as a bystander supposedly near the Hudson river.
Indignation is a beautiful period drama. Beautiful characters , beautiful dialogues and beautiful cinematography. Script is great. The film focuses on less characters but they have great depth.
James Meisner (Logan Lerman) is a straight A student. He is a logical thinker. He is not in tune with his emotions and cant understands others emotion. Olivia has qualities opposite to him. She can read Messner well. She knows exactly what he is thinking. She has troubles with herself.
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It is about a group (Communes) falling apart after one of them (Jack) gets the dream job. Jack starts treating the group differently and so does the communes to Jack. Some are envious of his success and start to think for themselves. They try to get a gig and finally have an individual identity like Jack have. Communes becomes like an inevitable sinking ship and everyone wants out now.
Samantha , other major character . She was Jack's girlfriend. She is the one who doesn't want out. She wants to hold on to the communes. Jack and Samantha's relationship was based on communes. Now that she wants to stay in communes and Jack is already out , means the base is eroding. Jack wants to hold on to this relationship but Samantha knows its over. May be Jack also realises this but holds on to it. This relationship is for Jack, what communes is for Samantha.
I liked these two themes. Communes and the relationship . both are great. But are the supposed to last or can they last forever. Bitter sweet . It makes you feel nostalgic about the perfect or happy thing you had in life . At the same time it makes you think why it was good to move on . Then you justify why you are right when you really want to be in that thing .
Did I see Jack Reacher ?
It was good to see Matt back as Bourne. Regardless of how damp it felt. But it is one of the few positives of the movie. He was back with his signature moves. Single handledly taking down a CIA team is not new. But brought back some memories.
Other saving grace of this movie was Timothy Lee Jones. He didnt quite play it out like David Strathairn version. But still his straight demeanor was good enough.
Bourne movies are not supposed to be generic. It was way too generic. First the script tries to hard to make us care about the patriotism angle . Bourne movies are subtle , but this one tries to hard. Other was the Alicia Vikander. She was watered down version of Pamela Landy. Script made no sense many times. Unnecessary car chases. I really didnt care about them because script failed me to care for the characters,
Jesus Christ . That's Jason Bourne . Does not give me goosebumps anymore
Why so many bad reviews? One reason can be that it is sort of theater play in form of a two hour movie. Other reason seems to be those who understand and enjoy theatre do not rate it as a good play.
I enjoyed it. Watched it for Jessica Chaistain and Colin Farell. Terrific performance by both.
Kenneth: To go it alone, or to go with a partner. When you choose a partner, you have to have compromises and sacrifices, but it's the price you pay. Do I want to follow my every whim and desire as I make my way through time and space? Absolutely. But at the end of the day, do I need someone when I'm doubting myself and I'm insecure, and *my* heart's failing me? Do I need someone who, when the heat gets hot, has my back?
Darius: So, do you?
Kenneth: I do.
LUP is about 3 characters. Phillip, his girlfriend Ashley , Irk .
Phillip is a emotionally detached writer. He analyses every thought that comes into his mind. Phillip guards himself from human connection. He is actually very honest about his feeling . But his brutally honest analysis of emotions makes him mean. He has developed a pattern of destroying meaningful connections with the people who care about him.
One of these people is Ashley. Ashley is played by Elizabeth Moss. I love her voice. There is something very distinctive about it (Maybe it is just a Madmen thing).
Ike is almost what Phillip will become when he turns 60. A loner who sabotaged his relationship by scrutinizing every bit of them . Narrator :"Ike has begun to loose his passion to be alone all the time and eager to have an impressionable young mind to impart his wisdom" . Ike sees Phillip as a young version of himself but less talented. A loner takes another loner under his tutelage because he is too tired to be all alone.
All feelings , thinking , future aspects of different relationships are thoroughly analyzed by the narrator and the 2 loners. Other characters (which are effected or hurt by the loners) suffer. Ike's daughter expresses her frustration out loud. But Ashley suffers in silence.
"It's ok. I am not angry with you anymore"
LUP is about mean people and suffering caused by them. But it is not a melodrama , it is a study of extremely reserved people . It is an analysis about what is healthy for such people and what is not .
- Note to self : Rewatch after some years. Dialogues are stuffed, cant make sense of all in one go.
Later achieve an enviable level of wealth and success . From this day forward, Phillip will never invest so much of himself in anybody else. Instead living a life , so much as consider emotional honesty and deeply vary of those who attempt to get close to him. A pattern of behaviour that ultimately left him in isolated and emotionless specter, forever remaining a mystery, even to himself.