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I May Destroy You
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I have watched the movie almost 10 times since it came out last week. 10 damn times. I don't watch movies over and over, but there is something about this movie that just makes you want to crack open a beer and watch it over and over. Some spoilers here so warning before you watch it.
What makes this movie click is a recipe of so many things. First the cinematography and color design is gorgeous. Whoever was working the camera knew what the hell they were doing. The color and light of the desert pop. Second the soundtrack is on damn point. Great songs you really haven't heard thousands of times over the years. Excellent choice in music, really fits the film. Third very creative starting the film with Samberg already in the time loop for his 40th year or so (exact time is unknown). So you don't have to watch a central character go through the motions of that second awkward day like every other damn time loop movie. IE Groundhog day. It hits the ground running right away. You know something is up because his is already at that Bill Murray zen level at the end of Groundhog day. But it is more relatable, because I don't know if a lot of us would waste all that damn time learning the piano. Samberg is down to basics, he drinks beer all day, swims in the pool and exerts just enough energy to get a piece of ass. Yep that is what I would be doing after about 40 years in a time loop too.
The 4th thing that makes this movie great is you really can't predict where it is going, it is really fresh. He guides the new girls through all the emotions that every other movie with a day time loop has explored.
So in the end is it better than Groundhog Day? Yes and no. Yes with modern eyes, no because Groundhog day was the film that launched all these living the same day over movies. Even though I think with the love interest in Palm Springs she started to go the Bill Murray route a bit in the end of the movie by learning a very complicated theory. But I will give her a pass because it was in a genuine want to get the hell out of this place desperation.
In end Groundhog Day is what we think we would do in a time loop learning all these massive skills. But Samberg's character is most likely what most of us would do. Crack a beer and just chill watching the days blend together. Just like what most of us are doing right now. So raise a glass or a beer in my case and watch Palm Springs again or for the first time.
Upper class white girl problems. Look I sub in a bunch of high schools on the West Coast and it is NOTHING like this. You mess around and drink/get high, yeah and you still get into Yale or Harvard? I guess when you are rich. hahahaha
And once again does high school even look like this anymore? Not where I teach and I teach in over 20 schools. It is nothing like this movie portrays. So if you are going to fake it then why can't you at least take the story to a more exciting funny adventuress level like any 80s high school comedy. But this movie was tame and boring. Honestly I was semi entertained. And once again the writers obviously had a privileged upbringing, because the schools I work at look nothing and act nothing like this. Maybe because these schools are in the real world.
I have suspended some disbelief for some pretty far out concepts in film. But you have to have a real concept. If you are in supernatural world like Friday the 13th "JASON" or Super Hero movies fine. Problem with this garbage is they want you to believe that this is in REALITY. Then they push a girl off a cliff onto a dead tree impaling her completely through her abdomen. But it gets better, she then uses a bic lighter to burn herself off the tree in about 20 seconds. Obviously anyone that has ever gone camping knows wood doesn't burn that fast or a fire won't even start that fast. The she goes on her revenge losing about 1000 pints of blood, even though a girl her size would have about 7 or 8 pints of blood MAX.
This movie is complete Bullshit. Sorry I can suspend disbelief in Avengers easier than I can with this garbage.
Entertained from start to finish. Now Lady Bird that was a piece of shit. So I guess Rotten Tomatoes doesn't know me.