I remember watching a Star Wars (a New Hope) when I was very young. It was a life changing experience. The sets, the story, the world building left me with such an impression that for ever after, film was my fascination. Never before had I become so easily invested in background characters, never before had a world grabbed me so hard that I wanted to explore the new landscapes better. The beauty of it was that the characters all arrived…
This film is a pleasant watch. It is not a harsh realistic period piece but a feel good film to reassure people that their race relations are not that bad. The white people are here to help the poorer black people, which made me a little uncomfortable.
The plus points are that the story, however condescending, is well told and extremely well played. Jessica Chastain is incredible, walking quite a fine balancing act. Viola Davis is a wonderfully flawed but likeable character, it's just a shame that so few of the white characters were as flawed.
Not perfect, but a lot better than I expected. The fight scenes are a bit like music videos, but this is fine, as the ideas and main characters are the drive here and not the action. It's not quite inception, but the film covers about as many themes and ideas as Snyder's watchmen, which is impressive for his first non-adaptation.
This is a breath of fresh air for marvel, rather like Ant man was. This is not as light and comedic as that film, but it certainly is a fun ride. The journey is not so much what the character goes through but what powers and abilities he discovers. These are not your normal superhero powers and feel fun and exciting on screen. The effects are incredible and all the cast play it with a perfect tone.
One thing that…