I am always a little way of cynicism for the sake of it and with no redeeming feature, whether in films or in life as it strikes me as rather immature (see the recent and awful Force Majeure).
But while you could say Wild Tales is cynical, and ferociously funny, it has a heart still. It is on the side of everybody who has ever been wronged by society, be it because of corruption, pettiness, greed or just unfairness, and…
Decent enough although I wish they had gone easy with the sub par 300-esque slo-mo. I suspect the producers were hoping to launch a franchise as I can't understand why the story concentrates on the less interesting origin story of the semi God as opposed to tackling the twelve labours, which would have been a lot more fun.
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?…
An exhilarating and exquisite space folly, that is surprisingly involving and enormous fun.
The art direction is more 70's/80's French sci-fi graphic novels (with whom the film shares a punk/queer sensibility) than modern calibrated blockbusters, which is why some will call it "silly".
Proving that they still have the knack for it, the Wachowskis deliver some of the most exciting action scenes of recent memories and some fantastic set pieces (the chase in Chicago, the "eye of Jupiter" section...)