After a promising start of his career, Luc Besson soon turned into a sour, egotistical git with a massive victimhood chip on his shoulder, lambasting film critics, the French cinema, and basically everybody that wasn't him, like an early version of Kevin Smith.
And if it wasn't enough, his films took a dive in quality after the enjoyable The Fifth Element. He also spent much of his recent career producing cheap, dull and Eurotrashy Hollywood knock-offs.
So its safe to…
I completely understand that David Cronenberg's career had to evolve and he couldn't just serve us the same body horror ad infinitum. But it is safe to say that he made his best films early on in his career.
I particularly don't like it when David Cronenberg tries to get all serious and respectable on us, like in here, a film that is moderately enjoyable yet mostly dull, a crime for somebody of his caliber. Ironically, while trying to be…
A hot mess of squandered good ideas and studio interferences. After an intriguing pre-credits scene, it's mostly dull and toothless, with a truly terrible and robotic performance from Joel Kinnaman (even before he gets into the robosuit!)
Gary Oldman, Jennifer Ehle and Michael Keaton add a bit of spark and the last 20 minutes are kind of fun but is is such a shame that the director wasn't able to go through with his vision (as he has boldly and very publicly claimed before the film came out)
Letterboxd is going to be interesting as an external influence is making me watch films I truly do not want to. Such as this. Or in this case, rewatch it. Love. Actually has recently been comprehensively demolished, and rightly so.
Does this deserve its reputation as the worst, most heinous film ever made? Are we being too harsh? Are us, UK based bloggers, too easily giving a pass to American rom-coms while being too severe on their home grown counterparts?…