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Twisted and heart-breaking. And actually sends a message. A simple message, but a message.
I was really worried about this movie because of the boooooooooooooring trailers.
And indeed it was boring in the middle (2nd act). Also a bit cheesy.
But also with an amazing start and an amazing finish, great "no heroes/villains in war", great "imperialism as bad as terrorism", messages. A lot of "grey" on a society (me included) that only accepts black and whites.
Also Brie Larson was incredible and with all the emotions, confused, sad, happy, cocky, etc.
Really enjoyed. After Antman and the pathetic Wasp, Marvel goes back on track!
Look. It's directed as a "mystery movie", but its definitely not.
So that's bad.
But the acting from Logan Marshall-Green is awesome (or at least perfect for the character), so he carries the movie on the weakest parts.
They had a chance to do something surprising entering the third act, but they used it to mantain the same flow the movie had...
And the ending was predictable and just "ok" at beast.
The last shot is what makes it a 6, or a "good" movie for me. Because it somehows makes it scarier.
1st Act: Emotion. This is the act were the toughest things happen. This is were Diane Kruger acts the freaking hell out of this movie. Not that she's bad after, but if you aren't convinced about her performance here, I don't know what to tell you.
2nd: Plot precision. There is plot since the start, of course, but here, there is alot of attention to detail, the story goes one way and settles the table for the third act. Is more than anything a plot driven part, with little character moments here and there, but is perfectly done.
3rd: Visual Symbolism. The ending closes the movie on a literal note too, but serves the purpose of elevate the whole thing to another level by some, although a bit obvious, beautiful symbolism where everything that the movie stands for is clear for you to process
By far the best of the series (maybe with the first one too)
True: The budget is felt.
True: The script is incredible. Not perfect? Of course. But the characters are mostly awesome, contrary of what is usually used on horror movies. The plot is quite good, save for some stupid moves here and there. And the acting is perfect from Fiona. Like, maybe this franchise doesn't even deserve such an amazing actress, but of course is welcomed
Overrated by people, apparently.
This is the work of a professional. Ron Howard knows how to manipulate us. Here's the important scene at the start. Here's the big moment, etc. Here it comes the music to help you cry or feel. But in the end, its soulless. Even if Crowe tries, this just wasn't a man. This was an edited life of a real man. Edited enough for you to like him without trying to really understand a troubled man and his problems. Because its "well done" it gets a five.
"What a way to waste such amazing performances (or in some cases, actors that just didn't have enough to perform).
The movie isn't dumb, but the execution of what they do in it has been done before, and way better.
We follow a family. Well, that's what the trailer promised us. But in reality, is the big brother that brings the whole story together. Anya Tayler is disgracefully wasted by being just one more of the cast and not a prominent part (Have these writers seen The Witch?).
The movie has one great sequence at the start with the family working together and a nice score. After that is boring ""character stuff"" that, with the ending, is just a waste of time, really, and doesn't earn a second viewing.
Being boring in a horror movie is one thing... but just to be clever? You're wasting my time."
"The big problem from non Hollywood movies are often budget related.
That's not a problem here.
The other one? They tend to try to look more artistic with longer shots, quieter moments, scenes to flesh out characters that aren't plot related... etc.
Which is great for some genres! But not for thrillers.
Here, they manage to be Hollywood like (really, super normal thriller crimen stuff)... But still sorprise us with some things that require great writing (which Europe has).
The acting though is what put this movie into great status. Every single actor was Amazing.
Great, great movie. "
Excellent. The story, plot, and (in my opinion) production is awesome. The direction great. I always felt I was watching people from those times, more or less... The less is because of Connery and Slater, which I think they both sucked not at acting, but talking. They just didn't nail the tones and ways of speaking. The clear Sherlock Holmes tones and references weren't good.
But anyways... Great movie
Critics were after this one. It's true that doesn't do anything great. But it manages to do almost everything "ok". Maybe the biggest problem is that it looks lazy, because they don't bring anything really great in any aspect. It lacks a bit of strenght on the emotion, witts on the dialogue, intelligence on the plot... etc. But is not bad
A mediocre movie. The acting is optimal. The dialogue is optimal. The plot is just good enough. The tension is about seeing other people figuring things out that the movie shows you from the start... You know more than the characters, and that's not super compelling.
They had an actually amazing real emotional story to tell with Thor! A potentially amazing villain...
And they made a kid friendly comedy
Thanks Marvel... Thanks
Romance and Revolution... Only without the Revolution.... greeeeeeaaaat.. I guess