Ed Harris does good work here, but it is at odds with the film's tone overall. The traumatic event that happens early on was well executed and should have resonated throughout the film. Instead it seems quickly brushed aside like a mere plot device, with only Harris taking it seriously. Field and Sutherland play it pulpy and ridiculous and unintentionally comedic. There could have been a good drama here if everyone else delivered as nuanced a performance as Harris. Instead we have Field spying on Sutherland to the sound of the 'Macarena'.
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…
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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…