Red Notice

Red Notice

Beating a dead horse, really. Has the most insufferable cast of big name Hollywood actors imaginable along with a director who seems to have no human influence over the algorithmically generated scripts he works with. The movie looks like shit; fake, sterilized, lifeless - like a roadkill taxidermy.

The whole thing feels like a vanity project. The Rock has been acting for nearly as long as I have been alive and yet still comes across as amateurish. It's weird seeing a muscular, 7ft tall man have the same acting range as an 11 year old child. Ryan Reynolds plays Deadpool AKA: the same thing he's been doing for the past five years. He just does some bad improv in each scene with a dopey, dough-eyed look on his face, because it's funny when he acts like a golden retriever, apparantly. Gal Gadot cannot act. Someone pointed out that she always poses, like she can't just stand, she has to stand like she's being photographed for a magazine cover and I cannot unsee it. The reason why I say it's like a vanity project is because it never feels like the actors and characters are separate. All three of them are posing in one way or the other, you can see the determination in their eyes to look cool or cute or sexy. It's not about telling a story, it's about winking at the camera.

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