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I've heard noises of issues with this film such as the lead having to take acting lessons during filming. Regardless if that's true, the lead did a bloody good job of a young Han, respecting the source material and doin his own young, slightly innocent (in a good way) twist. And most importantly, worked really well with the characters around him. Starting relationship with Chewie was fun and humerous, Woody and Glover were good, witty, and Clarke's character relationship actually had a little bit more to it in terms of the plot.
Which suprisingly, the plot was a bit more interesting than I thought it was goining to be, with some fun twists and turns through the crinimal underworld.
No matter if you hate or love Rogue One or the new Trilogy, as a Star Wars fan of background lore as shown in comics, it goes through that area on and off such as the Empire fighting in the trenches to the slave trade. Really enjoyed that exploration no matter how brief.
Disclaimer: I have no attachment whatsoever to the books and only casually watched the other reboot with Daniel Craig so I'm only judging this film on it's own which for me was a good thing due to most of the criticism I've seen seeming to be aimed at how well it meets the 'source material'.
+ Visually I say it still has that nice Swedish style like in other reboot (only comparison I'm making).
+ Really satisfactory action that played really well her 'hacking skills'
+ Oh, and has Stephen Merchant :)
+/- Story works on it's own and you do not need to see the other films to understand anything. More than anything, this feels like an origin story and was fun learning (a little at least) about the character and how they evolved to become to what they are.
But on the other side, the plot was still pretty 'standard' and nothing hugely jaw-dropping and surprising (baring in mind I have no idea how it is in the books and is maybe just executed badly here for the sake of the action).
Was much better than I thought it would be even though it's still just 'alright', and if you like some decent action, it serves up nicely in that department.
Met my expectations for the most part in terms of being some cheesy action to pass the time.
I found Tom Hardy playing as Brock questionable beforehand, and the small amount 'journalist' bits he did have were kinda crappy but serviceable, although the actual 'action' bits (which to be honest was the main selling point of this), he fitted that role well as he always does so made sense in the end.
Expected a bit more character development between Hardy and Venom, and while fun at times, the film barely scratched the surface and Venom motives at the end were laughable (in a bad way).
Feels like this is just a 'set-up' for more films.
If you like M. Night Shyamalan and quirky types of films, then you will love this. As with many of these 'quirky' films I tend to like, it's always hard to put into words why I like them. But in this instance, I just really enjoyed the interaction between the three main characters (especially in the closed spaces of being in a hospital) and the two plots of 'Unbreakable' and 'Split' coming together was really interesting (and silly which I love ha) and offers a few fun surprises too.
Popped up on netflex randomly and pleasently suprised I found it. Also happly realised as I was watching it was by Jim Hosking who did Greasy Strangler with some of the same cast in there too. While liked Greasy Strangler for its quirky humour and 80s-esc aesthetic/soundtrack, it was a bit tiring at times, and this is a bit as well so it may not be everyones cup of tea. But the one thing I can say that I liked about this one more was it left a genuinly big old happy smile on my face at the end with the love story that was going on.
Also, big ups to the 80s music soundtrack by Andrew Hung which is a big part of the films aesthetic just as it was in greasy strangler, also brilliant and by Andrew Hung.