Don’t forget to select your favorite films!
Good, sadly not great.
As the first American feature from Belgian director Roskam (of Bullhead / Rundskop fame), with his usual star Matthias Schoenaerts supporting a fantastically understated Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini in his final role, I expected more from this Denis Lehane penned crime drama.
All those names, the combination should sparkle, the screen should explode with menacing power and knock you off your feet.
But that's just not what this movie wants to be. It wants to…
Funny as hell. Total standalone movie, set in space, with no connections to the previous Marvel movies. Starring a walking tree, a mentally unstable raccoon, some kind of bodybuilder, a green woman and a white male. A difficult task but it works. Can't wait for the crossovers and the sequel.
And then there's number three. Upping the budget once more. Adding a famous singer (Tina Turner) and a soundtrack (We don't need another hero) and a bunch of kids in need of salvation ...
Way to jump the shark there buddy.
Oh yeah, there's yet again a flight scene with a big vehicle (no tanker truck but a train) that doesn't end well.
Honestly, I can't remember why I thought I liked it as a kid.