It's tragic when a tentpole action movie starring women can be seen as a remarkable thing. While Ghostbusters may certainly be the film we all needed, it's upsetting that it's not really the film we deserve. I like the premise but it's sad that so much of this film falls flat.
Being a family film, it lacks the humour that we've seen Feig do so well before in the past. His splatter-gun technique for shooting lots and piecing it together…
It's easy to imagine that in a few years time the following conversation will happen in hundreds of homes:
"So did you just go to bed when you came in?"
"Actually no, I turned on the TV and ended up watching this crappy movie."
"What was it?"
"Oh, it was called Penthouse Robbery or Apartment Theft or something."
"I can't remember any of it, but yeah it was actually pretty ok!"
Tower Heist - adequately watchable
Beautiful and tragic; Never Let Me Go is the type of film which creeps up on you and leaves you devastated for hours afterwards. Romanek's take on Kazuo Ishiguro's novel is note perfect - capturing the writer's ability to never force the story, he bravely allows for the impact of the tale be told through the delicate and muted performances of his excellent cast.
Sobering yet essential viewing.