Don’t take anything too seriously
I can understand the complaints about this film seeing as how Edgar Wright seemingly went out of his way to make this as convoluted as possible but I can’t help but admire his confidence with the subject matter. Some plot points felt ridiculous and the script felt rushed. It’s a sensory overload when it’s reaching its’ climax while toying with subversive aspects of tropes such as the dark side of show business and femme fatale but like I said, it…
There are some very genuine moments scattered throughout this musical, mostly coming from Garfield putting on an ever evolving performance that has the consistency of the character, the only downfall is Lin-Manuel. He can’t seem to ditch the melodramatic and overly cliched aspects to keep this thing grounded enough to really make me fully invested. Anytime a moment was reaching that crescendo that could make or break a scene, Miranda would throw in something to break that tension just for…
David Gordon Green & co. tried so hard to elevate something that is already an elevated horror icon to the point of drawing the audience a map and telling them exactly what they should think, eliminating all sense of nuance. Theres nothing wrong with winking at the camera but when your film gets preachy, it just feels ill-conceived, especially a Halloween film. Not to mention the execution is just as bad as the preaching that comes with it. I don’t think a Halloween film has been this bad since the days of Resurrection or Curse of Michael Myers. What a shame.
When I did my 24 Bond movie marathon, I had an epiphany. I realized I didn’t like Bond or even his character but I did love what Daniel Craig did with Bond. Which is why his movies were the only ones I truly loved. I remember watching Casino Royale when it first came out. From then on I was hooked to 007. I watched Quantum of Solace in complete awe and I was in love with it. Skyfall was released…