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Solid movie. Very relatable characters who made you think about your own situation, whether it be from the struggling underclass or the white collar upper class. The directorial work was good, as they often veered away from obvious plot decisions, while leaving the tension there. I appreciated the use of the water theme and being caught, as well as the lightning of judgement. It was funny that they even called out the ominousness of the lightning, and that the lightning was purposefully not quite perfectly timed, a little more realistic.
There were a few movie gimmes, like the rich family arriving in a few minutes just after a fight. But overall, the movie did its best to maintain realistic plausibility. The violence seemed fairly realistic, with not an excess of gore or blood. The parts about the poor family feeling trapped while having to deal with the rich family's excesses with tacit acceptance was definitely heightened as the movie went on. While the initial benefits of a good job gave them much gratitude, the family's attitude seemed to wane after realizing what they had to deal with to get there.
Would rewatch this again, just to catch more of the themes.
The pacing of this movie was quite off. Not only does it take a while to set up, but the thread of continuity was not great. While there is always a minor sense of consequence, you don't feel like the movie is escalating, merely running along at the same jogging pace. The fights are not as thrilling, nor is the tension. It lacks a sense of other victims to show the power of the enemies.
Hilarious first half, but gets bogged down by pacing and plot. Some of the later jokes, particularly with Ferrell, go on too long and don't have the earlier crisp delivery. The chase scenes are neat, but the resolution drags and lacks emotional weight. It doesn't make sense that the pension guy would still be transferring money after the previous shootout.
A mess of a movie, both plotwise and for hard core Star Wars fans. The action scenes are good; the light saber battles feel weak. There is a huge problem with the villains feeling like cannon fodder, particularly as the red armored knights are given no time to seem at all worthy. Further, if all Jedi/Sith become Superman, the fights become boring. It's a huge problem lore wise. Plot is a mess. The navigation of the destroyers seems like a huge point of disbelief.
Of the 9 'core' movies, this is my 2nd least favorite, with the worst being The Last Jedi. After a strong start with The Force Awakens, the ending to this trilogy is hugely disappointing, drawn out, and unsatisfying.
Salacious movie full of plot holes, but entertaining for the twists and unintentional comedy.