This second installment of this violent franchise is a huge improvement from the first film. More fleshed out characters and a better handle of the satire of the subject matter. However I feel the movie shoots it's self in the foot by criticizing America's love of violence and showing graphic violence. It needs to handle the level of violence to show a better picture of the themes it wants to say.
I want to start by saying that I’ve never seen a Andrew Dominik film. Which any film buff reading this probably thinks that it’s a crime. Mostly because I’ve never seen The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. The saddest part is that Dominik’s latest film Killing Them Softly isn't giving me much hope for that film.
The movie begins with three men who plan to rob a illegal gambling ring from the Mafia. The guy who’s…
This movie is epic, instead of blasting us with excessive special effects and action sequences. Bryan Singer is able to take a step back and fleshes out his characters and plot.
This is a brilliant way to show that you could make a thrilling film with talented actors, without bombarding us with action scenes. One of the best X-Men films to date.