Massively entertaining B movie starring America's favorite antiSemite.
The plot is fittingly stupid and full of holes, but the narrative is quick on its feet and constantly inventive.
Like an airport novel, it's good for passing time.
Back when films still had a sense of humor; only these could sound the alarm for the culture today, which has become sci-fi. The social critique is a rare genre of film, and John Carpenter demonstrates a cutting edge, as well as the finale of a career winning streak in the 80s.
OBEY. CONSUME. DON'T QUESTION AUTHORITY. The messages could not be more cloying. You don't necessarily need magic glasses to see this is the world of advertising we're actually…
So what the fuck happened to Jesse? Find out in this encore bonus episode of Breaking Bad. And that's what it is, at about the same level of quality. There's no reason to be disappointed. Judging on its own merits is impossible; this belongs to the original series. The writing remains unpredictable as ever, second to none. That has always been the genius behind this show, and the more low-key Better Call Saul.
As expected, Vince Gilligan opts for the…
They truly don't make them like this anymore.
I look at this film the way Boomers look at Gone with the Wind or Robin Hood. Old fashioned spectacle, action and romance. Very broad strokes of narrative, much hinging on coincidence and convenience.
But the charm of the actors makes up for it. Anthony Hopkins is the Spanish Obi-Wan, passing the torch to Antonio Banderas, in perhaps his legacy performance. His scenes with Catherine Zeta-Jones are HAWT, amazingly never crossing the…