After reading the book, the film feels a little rushed and a touch heavy on exposition. Certainly the chapters dedicated to the Misery novels within a novel were not missed, as the book covers on show here tell you all you need to know about them. The relationship between Annie and Paul may have benefited from a longer runtime or a serialised adaptation in two or three parts, as so much of the deception and self-deception involved could feel more…
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…