Hype , hype and more hype , this is one of those films that I'm glad that I avoided upon release. There is nothing terribly wrong with the film, the performances are good enough but nothing special, it looking great and has reality feel to it. Bigelow does good job in getting the resources she has to work with.
The main issue I had was with script and the pacing, I know the story spans over 10 years but film shouldn't feel like it. Basically, the film is far too long & I found it difficult to stay interested despite the subject matter.
I had so much fun with this. Its is silly , predictable , some of same jokes, themes & actions. The whole film breaks the 4th wall, takes a few swings at Hollywood and doesn't give a fuck. Great opening that it builds on, the chemistry is still there, Jillian Bell is awesome in a small role. Stand out scenes for me were the Tripping scene and when ever Deputy Chief Hardy was on screen. I cried with laughter at least 4 times, even the credits were funny.
No, No, No! After an hour and fifteen minutes I walked out ; not able sit there any longer.
It was long and slow cramp inducing but in fairness I won't rate it(having seen all of it ) . It was easy to tell from the outset that it was a Rob Zombie film, as we soon got a glimpse of his wife's naked body ( Sheri Moon- the star)
I left my slow journey into nowhere before descending into madness , something I think main character was supposed to be doing.