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I May Destroy You
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It wasn't the worst movie of all time. When you choose to adopt the name of a popular franchise, you run the risk of disappointing those fans. That risk came to be in this particular case. There were tons of special effects, a vaguely Egyptian Mummy story-line, and some bigger stars, I don't think the film really lands. Choosing Tom Cruise was also a mistake, IMHO.
Melissa McCarthy delivers, once again, with a heart warming but also hilarious performance. More than once, I was laughing out loud, especially with Maya Rudolph added to the cast.
I am not someone who views Pope Benedict XVI with great sympathy, but Anthony Hopkins delivers a performance that humanizes a historical character that otherwise seems to lack humanity. The film is brilliant, honestly tackling historical and contemporary issues around the lives of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis in a way that I have not seen before. Anthony Hopkins deserves Oscar consideration for this one. He is a phenomenal actor.
I would recommend doing some reading on Florence Foster Jenkins before trying on the movie. This is a most obscure personality from the WW2 era. Overall, the film was interesting but I am not sure it rang true. Meryl did a phenomenal job capturing the emotion of Florence's journey but I'm not sure I buy that this version of Florence's life is accurate. I suspect she was "in on the joke", based on everything I have read.
This film wasn't what I expected. A very serious topic was examined with a darkly humourous approach. As always, Meryl Streep delivers in playing three characters, including herself. I would certainly recommend it, though I do see why it ended up on Netflix and not in theaters.
The word that comes to mind in describing this film is "disturbing". It is so bleak, so dark, so unpleasant, and so completely lacking in a break from that bleak, dark, unpleasantness that I cannot recommend it. The peddling of cruel stereotypes about LGBTQ+ people and those with mental health issues was particularly unwelcome in a film that was so overwhelmingly bleak.
The book by Lois Lowry is among my all-time favourite books. The brilliant, thought provoking themes were as meaningful then as they are now. I commend the writers, the directors, and all of the actors for bringing this brilliant book to life in a way that, to be quite honest, I did not think they could accomplish. The film exceeded my expectations. It is an absolute must watch!
Tom Cruise took a concept that was exceptionally well done in the 2001 film Blow and remade it, except without any of the skill or comedy or depth that the story required. It would seem Tom Cruise has fallen from the leading man to the also ran.
Really well done. The special effects that were not available to the makers of the original make the villain more what Stephen King envisioned rather than the lame, campy, and weak villain in the original. It is rare that the remake surpasses the original but in this instance, it decisively did so. Bring on Part 2!
Really light and enjoyable movie, great dialogue, funny, smart, and a little bit weird. I totally recommend it!