The good: perhaps the most important story of recent history, carefully dissected and laid bare in all its gory detail, delivered with a few direct punches. A couple of great characters, some of whom I'd gladly watch three more hours of hilarious conversation of.
The bad: the brash editing, music and fourth wall punctures only work sometimes. When they don't, they are so very visible, which works counterproductive. McKay is no Scorsese.
The worst: how we all feel this festering…
The subject matter: 5★. The film itself: 3★. The way they take a shit with the capitalist ideologists in this film is pure gold. They set the most ludicrous traps and still people step into it. As a documentary however, there's still some work into making it a more coherent, interesting whole.
The prequels get a lot of flak – too much even, as I really enjoyed episodes II and especially III – but it's true that the balance was probably tipping to the wrong/dark side with their exuberant sets, CGI overload and gimmicky characters. With this one however I feel the pendulum might be swinging a bit too much to the other side though: it stays so true to the original trilogy that some scenes or plot points almost feel like…