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Step Brothers truly is the divisive comedy of this generation. With so many positive and negatives to say about it, viewers can easily get different experiences while watching it. Overall, the film manages to be entertaining, thanks to the chemistry between Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. As there is a good amount of comedic laughs on the table here as both characters show proper character development and bonding. But it has many issues. The premise never truly takes off, as its execution was very lazy. The script was filled with so many one-liners and cheesy dialogue. All of that comes with horrible sub-plots, an irritating story, and an overall weak conclusion. Will Ferrell fans will find a lot of enjoyment, others will find a dull, drawn out comedy.
Hacksaw Ridge is a similar, yet well made film that documents real life heroism in a very over crowded genre. Its not really a masterpiece, because the war time emotion felt padded on with its extremely basic script. But it tells the story in the right way without having too much of an overlong run time. There is also great directing by Mel Gibson, strong performances from the cast, great visual effects and sounds as it manages to capture the true symbolism of one man's actions during WW2. It ain't no Holy Grail, but you'll be sufficiently enjoyed enough to not even care about it.
The constant gardener is one of those interesting and grim film exercises that has good intention without proper execution. We have a nice plot that sounds terrific on paper. We have performances that all seem reasonable. We have great cinematography, a clean script, and a great life lesson about true commitment and corporate corruption. But why is this not a well known film? Simple! The non linear directing was a complete distraction in telling the story. We also have characters that are difficult to get attached to. A severe lack of pure emotional depth that drags along with very boring storytelling. It just needed to be more interesting, that's why not many people remember it.
One of the most confusing films of any genre, Paprika gives us something unexpecting with very mixed payoffs. The animation is clean and vibrant. As it characters all battle between distinguishing reality by subversing themselves into the dream world. Creating many strong themes and messages that people should exploit about themselves. But the movies plot is extremely hard to follow to get fully invested. The transitions from reality and dreams are often times perplexing with no clear explanation. Its weird imagery and storytelling all together create an oddity that no one can analyze. You may like it, but prepare yourself to have conscious upon creating a simple opinion.
A horror movie sequel that equals the original's uniqueness and clever mockery of the horror genre. Though the preposterous scenes continue on here with not as much edge as the original. The high kill count with clever execution make up for it. The screenplay was terrific with the film's tone. The original actors continue to excel along with there new additions. As it brings back the same over the top enjoyment with great commentary and plot driven surprises. A horror sequel that is actually good is a step in the right direction.