I honestly cannot put my finger on what specific elements make this movie so great to me. Sure there is excellent acting, an interesting premise, and a unique setting, but the script on paper is just a rebellious guy getting into trouble with some mental ward patients. Despite this simple premise, this movie swept me into its story almost immediately and I could not look away, even during the slower scenes. Jack Nicholson absolutely owns this movie, but all of the side characters also add such convincing performances. Immediately I was interested in all of them and curious what their stories would be in this film. The pacing is very solid, and I really felt the weight of everything happening in the film. The use of music/sound is very tactful, such as the electrotherapy scene where all you could hear were the tortured grunts. An experience that I was not expecting to have, I would give this movie a 10/10 but I would need to have a second viewing, so for now, 9/10.
This movie is just amazing:
1. The animation is insanely unique and the perfect style for this world: so vibrant and colorful with striking and memorable imagery in almost any scene.
2. The story balances multiple characters but gives each of them great moments and development. Miles is a perfect protagonist for this story, the slight subversion on the older Spider-Man fits, Kingpin is given enough backstory to understand, and the Prowler twist is handled so well. Amazing voice acting for each of these characters as well.
3. The plot should be all over the place, but the writing and directing smoothly moves you through this movie like you're turning the pages of a comic book.
4. I really felt the weight of this world and the characters: when Spider-Man is killed, I am reacting in the same way as Miles- watching a seemingly invincible icon and personal hero get beaten by the bad guy. I felt Miles struggles with his dad and the expectations on him. When Miles finally gets in touch with his abilities and accepts that this is who he is, I truly felt for him. Hell, the Stan Lee cameo is even one of the most emotional scenes in the movie: my sister and I were both crying when we watched this in theaters the first time after his death.
Ultimately, this movie is just a Spider-Man fans perfect movie, and this movie is an experience that I will always enjoy and remember fondly, and I regard it as one of if not the best animated/superhero movies of all time.
I liked Marlon Wayans in Scary Movie, and I think he really gives this movie his all with his acting. I can get down with some very dumb and inappropriate/offensive humor, but this movie's attempts at making me laugh had me cringing. Halfway through the movie I had to turn it off because it was so bad, which I almost never do for a movie.
Don't get confused by the high star review: this movie is very dumb and ridiculous with humor that some people will just not like, while also be a parody of several movies at once. However, I am someone who has seen almost none of the movies that it parodies and I still had such a fun time watching this. I guess it is just my style of humor, because I was laughing at most of the jokes and gags, and each character has at least one funny and memorable scene/line. It's just the dumb high school guy that still lives in me that loves this humor, but anytime I watch this with a friend or group of friends we all walk away with a smile on our faces. This movie is far better than many of the other spoofs out there, and I give it a 3.5/5 because it never fails to make me laugh
My gf loved this movie as a teenager, and I was pretty hesitant of this movie because some of the movie humor she used to like has not aged well. I was planning to sit on my phone and have a couple of laughs when Jonah Hill said something goofy, but after 5 minutes I started giving it my full attention because of the surprisingly good humor. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill own this movie because of their acting combined with the hilarious writing. It isn't perfect because the plot and side characters could have been a bit more complex/fleshed out, but this movie isn't aiming to be some insightful film about drug use- it is a buddy cop movie that delivers plenty of laughs if dumb guy humor is your thing, and I was very pleasantly surprised.
I'm in college and I've recently been watching some horror classics that nobody (me or my friends) have seen. This movie was absolutely awful, and I get that it is a product of its time but man was it bad. The gore was bad and the kills were so unsatisfying, it was almost comical. Some scenes dragged on for so long while containing absolutely no content. The acting was bad and they had no character, so you don't care about any deaths- which are, again, underwhelming. This movie just does not hold up with time and I could not imagine ever wanting to watch it again, I can't think of one good thing about the movie, sorry :(
In one word, this movie is entertaining. It's even close to a perfect movie: some parts drag on a little too long, the campy story and tone may not work for everyone and makes the movie feel dated, and a few of the jokes don't land. Other than those complaints, this is such a fun and light-hearted movie, the run time is just right, and the performances are such a joy to see. Eddie Murphy was by far my favorite part of this movie, with all of the best lines and even having a goofy twin that comes out of left field and fits perfectly in this movie. I doubt this would be your favorite comedy ever, but I think most people would view it as a positive experience and worth the time.
I have heard so many mixed opinions on this movie, but when I watched it my experience leaned towards the negative ones. It takes quite a while to get to the Venom & Eddie stuff which is pretty much the only stuff that people care about for this movie. Then, when we finally got there, it did not really work for me because their relationship felt rushed/awkward most of the time. The performances feel somewhat strange, but I think it was the direction that did this. Ultimately, this movie just wants to be dumb fun which I can get behind sometimes, but with dark and messy action scenes and not much time devoted to Venom, it is hard to enjoy. Villain was also very generic and Riot was rushed. Ultimately, I think being rated R and having a different director would have done wonders for this movie
I had heard very mixed reviews about this, so decided to give it a chance with my fiancé and roommate: we all hated it. On the bright-side, my roommate and I did bust out laughing multiple times at the awful lines or insane moments (which is why I gave it a 1.5/5), but my fiancé just got bored and fell asleep. This movie was bad: the earlier parts of the movie somehow make even less sense after knowing the "twist", and so many choices in editing, writing, direction, and music are all so baffling. If this gets a sequel I would avoid it like a kid with COVID
This movie was almost impossible to stay interested in. The characters are uninteresting, the story drags on for so long, and you rarely, if ever, feel any emotion towards anything happening in the movie. The only redeemable quality of this movie is the villain, "The Horned King", who has a very intimidating design- but not much to do.
My parents would always tell me about how as a child I loved this movie- now, as a 21 year old man with a fiancé who loves Disney but has never seen this movie, I thought it would be fun to trek back into my memories and watch this movie. I was worried that this movie would be very boring and childish, which has happened when I visited many other childhood memories: however, this movie was an absolute delight. I was just smiling at the screen the whole time from all the witty fun and just plain adorable characters. There is emotion, beautiful animation, and a very simple but lighthearted story. This movie went from a memory to one of my favorite Disney movies
I was excited to watch this movie, as I liked Hereditary and thought its weirdness worked for it, although that movie could have been scarier and a little more refined. With this movie though, once I reached the ending I felt unsatisfied and ready for it to be over. The run time really drags this movie down- there are several scenes where nothing is really happening but they just do not end. I loved the acting, the artistic style, and how realistically the characters are portrayed in the beginning. The movie was also consistently building in the first half, making you very intrigued into the world they were entering. However, you really don't learn much about the cult's motives for their weirdest actions. The characters start behaving without much reason at the end, and you never feel scared, only slightly unsettled. The gore never really makes you feel gross or uncomfortable because there isn't a weight to it. All in all, I wanted to enjoy a creepy cult movie, but I was just ready to move on by the end. I would probably rate this lower with a rewatch, as I am sure the scenes would only drag worse.
This movie was so fun and extremely refreshing for the superhero genre. I thought almost all of the decisions made were very effective. I hear many people say that it just wasn't funny, but I suppose that is subjective because most of the humor and emotions hit for me. The characters were my favorite part, with each having some different complexities. I think that James Gunn's directing style is just for me, as his combination of gore, humor, and emotion mixed with very unique visual style just works for me, I suggest you give the movie a chance.
A week ago I showed my roommate "Happy Gilmore", and had a good time laughing at a movie that knows it's dumb, but does it well. After watching "Hubie Halloween", all I'm left with is a headache, as everything about this movie just hurt me. The young adult actors were horribly written and acted, and in fact, all the acting was strange because of every character's need to hate Hubie despite him just being a harmless handicapped person. So if you can get past the senseless characters, you find the humor that just misses in every scene. Maybe one joke landed on me, and only because it was so random. Finally, the plot is directionless for a while, and goes for a plot twist that will only lower your IQ. All in all, a terrible terrible movie that you could not pay me to watch again.
This is a movie that feels a lot like Pulp Fiction: it's gritty, has great acting, a story that gives you whiplash in a good way, and some excellent actors and performances. This movie isn't exactly at that caliber, however it is a movie that will stay in your brain for days for one reason or another, and good luck trying to take your eyes away from the screen.