Okay. Going to stop myself from going on and on about Benedict Cumberbatch's performance (for now- can't make any promises)... I am mostly just thrilled for Abrams right now. He literally corrected every mistake he made in the first film. All of them. This time, there was pace, drama, character growth, UNCERTAINTY, risk, DEATH, and most importantly, a complicated villain. Fabulous effort from all, particularly Quinto, who managed to hold his own in scenes with Benedict, one of the greatest living actors in the world. Seriously, is there even a SECOND of screen time when he didn't take my breath away or make me cry? NO. He also somehow managed to incite fear, awe, hatred and pity in me, all at once. What a marvel.
Okay, stopping now.
I am not a Trekkie, but I do know a little about the show, so I was delighted by this reboot. Yes, it was a little cheesy, the crew didn't always feel like they were in danger and no one could understand the cute Russian guy, but what it lacks in originality, it makes up in great casting, interesting visuals and likeable characters. Looking forward to the sequel tonight.
American Beauty is a really good example. Must check out the others. Thanks.
I can't say whether the look is intentionally amateurish or he's just not very talented!
Never even considered it as a happy accident! I loved the 90s feel for this piece - it just works. I agree that the lighting was crappy, but only for the interior shots. The outdoor shots, particularly at dusk, felt very strong for me. Thanks for fielding my questions :)
I love this film (and the graphic novel). I'm curious about your opinion on the cinematography and lighting... Thoughts?
Some people would watch a film like this and call it directionless drivel. Me? I eat this bleak, indie art-house sh*t for breakfast. Great performances, particularly from newcomer Jarvis, and the incomparable Fassbender. I love that everything I wanted to happen did, yet there was still room for the unfathomable. Memorable.