Watched Sep 24, 2011
Andrew Bird’s review:
Gorgeous. Absolutely veteran filmmaking.
I'm a huge fan of the "untold story" (as mentioned recently by Nicholas Winding Refn) and TTSS is strewn with off-camera action and tessellating untold 'plots' which are made apparent by some of the most masterful and controlled acting seen on screen in recent decades. TTS does follow strongly in the tradition of it's predecessor and it's considered pace only serves to heighten the tension.
This is not a film for anyone expecting a Hollywood-action with pop hits and robot fights. This is a beautifully crafted spy drama which I predict will make a permament mark in this genre.
A feast of UK veteran actors and master filmmakers make every scene as engaging as the last for technical fans; script, acting, cinematography, editing, grip… the old-school talent is apparent and beautiful to behold.
I could geek rant about this movie for paragraphs; sound cues, lighting, CG, geared head camera pushes, meaningful reveals… but I expect this would be dull.