The Good Place
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Such a well thought out movie and thrilling and gripping all the way through. The fact that this movie works as well as it does is very impressive as there are so many things that could have lead to the plot being messy and difficult to follow. Instead it is actually pretty easy to follow, largely down to all the exposition which could be seen as a problem but when it is necessary to the movie then it would have been impossible to cut it out and the plot still make sense. Strong performances all round, especially Leo who does a great job carrying the movie. The use the spinning top as not only a prop but something the changes the way we see the characters is genius and Nolan deserves so much praise for that. The ending is a great use of this as Nolan showing us the spinning top as the final shot is a great twist and leaves the audience thinking. Combine all this with an excellent score from Hans Zimmer and you have one of the best movies of the 21st century!
Though it might not be Tarantino's best movie, it still has such a gripping story and interesting characters. The dialogue is brilliant and is definitely one of his best screenplays. The scene where Major Warren is talking about how he killed Sanford's son is one of my favourite Tarantino scenes as the dialogue is genius and it's so gripping. The score is also definitely the best in any Tarantino movie. The way it sets the tone for the rest of the movie before there has even been a single word of dialogue os so great and it is also used very well in the tension filled scenes. Every actor is doing a really good job as well, and Samuel L Jackson's performance is definitely level with his role as Jules in Pulp Fiction. The only real problem the movie has is that because it takes place in only one location for over three hours, a lot of the middle of the movie is pretty forgettable and it's only until the coffee has been poisoned where things really start to be interesting. Still a great movie with brilliant writing.
The production is pretty impressive and certainly make for an interesting image to look at. Luhrmann's direction is also quite good and the cinematography also makes things interesting. However there are quite a lot of problems. For a start, the whole plot is pretty thin and theres points where you are wondering what the plot actually is. Although it might be visually appealing neither the story or the characters make you have any investment in the movie. This makes it into quite a boring experience. Something that i've always found weird was the use of rap music, which doesn't fit the whole 20s vibe. This just makes it off putting for the viewer as it feels so out of place. Still the acting is decent and the visuals are good so definitely not as bad as it could have been.
DiCaprio's commitment to this role is so impressive and his performance is brilliant because of that. Tom Hardy also does a great job in the supporting role. All of the shots of the natural world are so great to look at and the direction is great. The scene where Glass is catching snowflakes in his mouth is so simple yet so effective in humanising him and making him a likeable character. The plot is pretty thin however and it definitely is too long. There are some scenes that could have definitely been cut from the movie and it wouldn't have changed much. Because of all this it can start to feel quite boring around the middle section of the movie. Still a great movie and very entertaining at times.
It takes a while to get going but after that it offers as a great message about global warming and the Earth in general. DiCaprio clearly cares about this issue and the interviews with him and Obama and Elon Musk are really interesting. Definitely watch is your interested in this sort of thing.