I hated this movie when I saw it at the theatre. I liked it when I bought one more ticket a week later. I loved it when I re-watched it again yesterday.
The reason was, as it often is, mismatched expectations. The plot here was clearly written in BASIC with a lot of GO TO statements, and the actors feel as incompatible as various 8-bit platforms of the early 1980s. Someone once quipped, cynically, that the legacy of Tron: Legacy…
I love this film forever and ever.
The score is amazing. The visuals are beautiful. The art direction, cinematography and sound editing are all wonderous. The dialogue is great, and there are some amazing lines in there.
And yes, the film completely falls apart in the third act. But I like it even so. Perhaps because it's such a good example of 3rd act collapse, it has this kind of 'but what if' feeling about it. If you ignore the…
1 cup Ben Stiller (plain or regular)
1 cup Eddie Murphy (100% Norbit free)
1 ½ tablespoons Matthew Broderick (check the best-before date)
1 teaspoon Alan Alda (get the evil whole stuff, not the mash)
1 bunch of Generic Supporting Cast (the more eclectic the better)
1 heaped cup Generic Heist Plot Line (use an old The Italian Job if you've nothing better lying around)
100g Skyscraper Set Piece Action (with extra rope dangling)
1. Just add water and kind of mush everything together.
Serves Fewer than the movie execs hoped.
Decent and well-made (not a surprise with Fincher at the helm), but still a bit of a disappointment. Maybe my expectations were too high due to the book/previous film series' immense popularity, but I was hoping for a bit more from the story than the fairly conventional murder mystery that it delivered.
Universally known as one of the worst films of all time it is a must see. The film is a spectacle of what's possible when the visionary lead actor, director, producer and writer (all Wiseau) have no idea how to make a film. Set around the downward spiral of the main character Johnny, the film opens plot points that are never discussed later on, characters are introduced near the end with no explanation and certain lines of dialogue make barely any sense. It is a much watch for everyone, an absolute marvel in film making.