Even a day later I think this film hasn't fully sunken in. Paul Thomas Anderson specialises in big films, and this is definitely a big film. The pacing is well thought out and the intensity at times feels like it's going through the roof as the lead characters of Freddie and Lancaster repeatedly clash and reconcile as they both struggle with their own and each other's problems.
I really loved the style of this film. Everything from the costume design…
Quirky, stylish and beautiful. I felt it took a while to get going, but when it did it was worth the wait. The whole ensemble of characters weren't all as well written as those of The Royal Tenenbaums, but this was a far more 'cool' film where the great acting is mainly needed from Murray and the rest is down to sleek composition and a wonderful soundtrack of Bowie songs in Portuguese. As I say, a cool film
Disappointing end to what seemed like it would be a great trilogy. After what was a great detective film then a debatable follow up with occasional ridiculous aspects, it all comes to a conclusion with a very dull court case.
The thing that made The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo great was how it constantly had you guessing and throwing up new plot twists all the time but all this is out the window with this film which gives virtually…
Extremely loud and incredibly dumb.
This film continues in the same vein as the previous Michael Bay Transformers films: bad plot, poor voice acting, cheesy jokes and designs.
While films like The Avengers have got the balance between action, plot and comedy, this is very disproportionate with far too much emphasis on just being either silly or full of explosions. While watching this I find it hard to believe Michael Bay is not just a child with a short attention span. It's also disheartening to see good actors in this like John Malkovich and Frances McDormand reduced to playing poor characters in a bad script