I had assumed I'd already seen this and that it was bad. I hadn't and it was okay.
At one point I thought it was becoming a smart legal/urban paranoia/pursuit thriller, something like a teenage Pacific Heights. But it soon returned its focus exclusively to fairly routine, if somewhat effective, claustrophobic tension.
If we are to take some of the character's feelings as representing the filmmaker's view, there were some attitudes that came through this film that I couldn't go along with. Although as a satire it avoids overtly stating anything and so invokes the shield of plausible deniability.
They are as follows:
- Theatre is better and more worthy than film.
I find the theatre to be a great workshop for actors but the results have never impressed me as much…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I'm not so concerned about reboots, remakes or sequels as they don't take away from other versions, but could potentially add a new spin on a good story. So with that in mind, I watched 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and had a good time. Most of the time.
The early school scenes had a lightness of touch in the dialogue and performances that was charming, but the contrivances of the story were pretty tough to take. The Lizard and Spider-Man made…