A little bit too ambitious for its own good. With the 3 acts it's almost like a mini-series, and to try to squeeze it within 2 ½ h, it's doomed to fail.
I wish Cianfrance would build more around the background story, development of characters and have the final in Act 1, as the grande finale.
Gosling's charisma is magnetic and he's almost playing the same character as in 'Drive'.
Django with a D. The D is silent.
Tarantino does not disappoint with his blaxploitation/spaghetti western mash-up. DiCaprio perfect as the villain. He should play the bad guy more. Christoph Waltz is yet again stealing every scene he is in. Fully deserved his Oscar nomination. Hope to see Waltz and Tarantino team up many more times in the future.
Not really a typical Cronenberg movie (if such exist?). Slow, talkative (too much, without getting anywhere). Knightley overacting and not even my new favorite actor, Fassbender can save this movie. Cassel is fun as a mischievous nymphomaniac in his cameo role.
David Fincher sounded like the perfect director for this movie, and don't get me wrong, it's a great blockbuster. But I keep asking myself the question; Why?
Why, do you make a re-make that's almost identical, frame by frame? I just don't see the point then. English people can surely read subtitles too.
I read that he had added and removed some bits and pieces, and changed the story a bit. But where is that? Sure it focus more on…