Allround decent, quality work, but with most rough edges carefully filed away for maximum Oscar potential. Although I totally love Thomas Newmann's score for Revolutionary Road, I found it a bit too syrupy and “American” here. Well, the whole thing felt too American to me — the entire cold war propaganda thing is still going strong apparently. Mark Rylance's great performance was a good counterbalance though.
An insult to intelligence. A ridiculous glamour spy shit show. Effectively nothing in this entire movie is the result
of some good old fashioned police work. It's all fancy technological gadgets that bleep way too much, things that blow up for no reason, CGI car chases, bad guys who can't aim, vaults that were designed by interior decorators rather than security experts, “iconic” cliche locations, and last but not least, Terminator Cruise. Atrocious.
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…
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.