The only word to describe this is boring. Nothing is particularly bad, even the drug plot isn't as out of place as people say. But nothing stands out, not the performance, the cinematography, the directing, editing... Anything. It feels phoned in, like it was guaranteed to be a hit cause it followed the Bourne formula. Shame.
Fantastic Film! A fantastic performance of broken man, which still manages to get you to want him to find peace and solace. And the direction is fantastic. Shots may wobble, and the fighting choreography may be controversial but the intent and the meaning is beautiful.
Brilliant performance from Carrey in a films that does a great job portray the life of Kaufman. It's a tough challenge, figuring out the hoax from the truth but the film, with some chopping and changing, displays it well. There's a lot of humor here, but its largely a drama and a good one at that.
I loved this film! Its nothing new but its pure pulp and done well. The good guys are good and the bad guys are bad (Penn is brilliant!). There's great action, dry wit and just brilliantly cool scenes. It is what is and thats not a bad thing. I wish the cinema scene from the trailer was in, as the cinematography looked amazing but hopefully it makes it too the blu ray.
Maybe I didn't "get it" but I thought this was a really weak sci-fi film. Instead of one epic film, it feels more like a a bunch of medicore shorts strung together. Yes there are underlying themes and connections, but no more than any other anthology film. Maybe its a grower?
Maybe I'd heard too much abiut this film before hand, but it wasn't as amazing as I'd expected. There's some solid performance and its a nice looking film, but its not art to look at (suh as Hunger or Shame). The script also needs tightening, with key moments feeling underwhelming. Still a solid film on a largely unportrayed time.
Everyone is on top form in this film, from amazing Shane Black to the amazing chemistry between Kilmer and Downey Jr. Its about as dark a comedy can get, but it works perfectly. Always staying true to its noir routes it delivers a brilliant story that has immense rewatchability.
It feels like the end of the line... Tony Stark has experienced a life changing experience and can pretty much give up on his life without fear. Robert Downey Jr has done the role 4 times now (or 5 if you count The Incredible Hulk) so is largely phoning it in. And the villain is a lot of what we've seen before.
Don't get me wrong the film is fun, and fast, and funny and other words beginning with F but it just misses the heart of the original. The Action Sequences are amazing and its a decent journey for the character. I would argue fully exploring his Alcoholism would have been more interesting, particularly as in Avengers his ideas of science and faith are greatly challenged and not mention his own standing in the world but thats by the by.
Its certainly stronger than Iron Man 2 and still one of the best Action Movies we've had in a long time!