The Good: Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans continue to absolutely nail it in their roles as Thor and Captain America. With each successive Marvel film, I like these characters more and more. Which is funny, of course, because I think the general consensus is that these two are among the lesser interesting characters in the universe, but I don't share that sentiment.
Additionally, Paul Bettany's Vision is fantastic. He does a terrific job. It's nice to be able to finally…
Let me start out by saying that Harrison Ford is as good in this film as you've heard. He portrays real emotion and pathos here. Unfortunately, he's only in the film for about 20 minutes. I feel like the story should have been re-written to make him more a central conceit, but it is what it is.
The film itself isn't bad. Actually, it quite reminded me of movies like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Forrest Gump and…
What to say about Paris, Texas? It's beautiful. It's engrossing. The layers of the story reveal themselves perfectly. It's slowly paced but never difficult or a burden. It's incredibly lived in and real. It's a time capsule, intentionally or not. The acting is superb. The story is incredibly personal in nature, yet epic in scope. I loved it. This is a near masterpiece.
I am a big and long-time Coen brothers fan, but I must admit, something about this film didn't quite click with me. I can't put my finger on it exactly, but if I were forced to guess, I would have to pinpoint both the plot and the tone of the story.
The plot is awfully ponderous and convoluted for how simple it is (the same story was achieved to great effect in Yojimbo), and at times, the film is played…