Incredible master piece, just the opening scene alone makes it one of the all time great movies. Moricone's music sends shivers up my spine every single time. Henry Fonda as a bad guy was a stroke of genius and boy, does he pull it off. There's so many wonderful performances, simply unforgettable, even though strangely enough the plot itself is totally forgettable, somewhere in the translation of the script to the moving image and sounds magic happens and a great work of art emerges.
The movie is ok. The socio-political aspect of the movie is rather overrated; in the end it's a pretty straightforward action movie. The acting is not exactly stellar, but it's not annoying. The Brasilian landscape is beautiful and the final climax of the movie satisfying.
Anyone expecting an in depth social commentary on political appropriation of people's lives, will be disappointing, it's a background hum to an otherwise rather generic action/revenge movie.
I disliked this movie even more than The Last Jedi.
Let me first start with what was good about it ... uhm ... yeah, visually it was stunning, even though every location was portayed so hastily I didn't even have time to take anything in.
Well, so far for the positive stuff.
I really dislike the characters in the new saga, Finn just stays as non-descript as in the previous two movies, never saw such a boring central character, because Rey was away duking it out with Ren most of the movie, they had to give him a new friend for a while to make up for it.
Poe was hopelessly behind on points already as a second rate Han Solo in the previous movies and this one didn't add anyting to that.
I'm sorry but Rey is just a completely uninteresting heroine to me, her particular drama and dilemma's left me cold, I mean I felt more sorry for Anakin in ep 1-3 and that guy was a terrible actor.
The cameos by the old garde felt as cheap crowd pleasers, but did not move as they were so cliche'd; at least in TLJ Yoda's exchange with Luke was very well done, nothing like that in this one.
It at times felt like a bad James Bond hopskotching from location to location, but none of them really managed to get me into the story and yes, sure, that might have been me and judging from the many positive audience reviews, that may very well be the case.
Enough said, just never thought to ever watch a Star Wars movie and looking at my watch waiting for it to be over. I really liked Ep. 7 Abrams did, but to me this franchise is almost completely ruined, except .... man, I love The Manadalorian, it saves my love for Star Wars every single episode, so I'll stick to that and hope Disney leaves its current creators alone enough to let them keep making it the way they have been.
Disappointing movie, great cinematography, decent score though, like the movie, felt like a wanna be Interstellar and couldn't pull it off.
At no time did I feel any emotional involvement with the characters.
Pitt's character was like the movie vapid of any emotion, which I get was sort of the point, his daddy having abandoned him at all, but he just got on my nerves and would have benefited more from some decent psychotherapy sessions as I gather applies to the movie's director.