Rewatched this with a specific eye towards Will Smith's performance.
I thought it was fine, though not to the point that his not being nominated was an outrage.
What impresses me is the script. These recent history films have a hard time being about anything because they are so busy hitting key events.
One thing I liked about the film is that it reminded me that words matter. And things matter, not least of all in the way they affect…
"If you can't fix what's broken..."
Fully satisfying as to theme, this is a throwback only in the sense that it reminds us of how much more thrilling stunts are than special effects. The choreography and editing is off-the-charts good...and a welcome relief to those of us weary of the uberfrenetic shot sequencing of Avengers and such.
This is essentially one long chase scene, but backstory and theme are interspersed, and it's the rare action movie that shows rather than…