Waves

Waves

I hated this incredibly stupid movie. Although the director has an inventive visual sensibility he has no idea how to employ it to enhance story. When drama is created merely around the characters being morons (this isn’t a comedy), you know you are NOT in the hands of an expert storyteller. Every narrative beat and character dimension was born from cliche and predictability; corny melodrama at its worst. The director reliably makes the dumbest narrative decision available to him at all times. When scenes started i would think “it’d be really stupid if X happens” then that thing would happen.


The characters also aren’t really characters, you dont know anything about them. When the main character does something bad halfway through the movie the filmmaker completely loses interest in him and tosses him aside only to be seen once more for like 30 seconds at the end. Also, Waves is a movie about Gen-Z soundtracked by Millennial stalwarts Tame Impala, Kanye, Radiohead? This is supposed to be edgy?

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