It doesn't matter if the water turns to blood, the first born are killed, or part the Red Sea; If you don't have a good story, then you don't have a good movie.
The latest film from Ridley Scott retreads the classic story of Moses and his quest to lead his people out of the dark lands of Egypt. That seems like a great description for this movie, but the biggest hold back for this movie are the characters.
Movies and magic go hand in hand. The best magic trick is where you doesn't question how the trick was pulled off, but how awe inspired you are. The same goes for movies. Méliès was, after all, a magician turned filmmaker who used many of his tricks to create special effects for his films (You've all seen Hugo).
Alfonso Cuaron is not a Director, but a Magician and Gravity pulls of a spectacular and emotional trick.
The visual effects are…
Maybe its the contact high from watching this film, but I loved it. I was never a big party person in school, but it makes me kind of yearn for those days of reckless abandonment, blasting out the music that pierced our eardrums.
Then again, I go back to what Floyd said at the end "All I'm saying is that if I ever start referring to these as the best years of my life - remind me to kill myself."…