Gorgeous cinematography. Each scene felt as if it could make its own painting. The score was well fitted to the events of the story throughout the film and felt as if it could go great on its own. The story itself was a bit dismal and cynical, and executed very nicely. The first part of the film has the audience celebrating happily with Barry’s successes, while the second part quickly reverses that same happiness to frustration and sadness. The turnover…
My biggest worry going in was that the book’s narrative structure wouldn’t be well adapted to the big screen, but that was quickly squashed in the first few minutes as I got swallowed by the beautiful and perfect imagery. There are quite a few small changes from the book throughout the entire movie’s plot, but these help adapt the book into something that can convey the story to the audience effectively.
I felt that there were a few moments in…
Overall enjoyable to watch, but there were a few key areas where I felt the movie fell short.
I was not completely satisfied with the storytelling. The plot felt somewhat contrived at times, and overly complex. I could remember thinking at the end of the movie of a few scenes for which I couldn’t quite understand the point. It made the entire film feel much more convoluted, confusing, and poorly laid-out, even though there were just a handful of these…