For all of its clunky dialogue and strict adherence to the basic form of the biopic, this film had an amazing effect on me.
I found myself suddenly and completely overwhelmed in the scene where we watch a random bystander seeing a projected moving image for the first time - for the first time anyone had. Between the powerful nature of the scene and the sudden realisation of my gratitude for the resulting ~120 years of the format, I started…
One of the year's very best movies.
David Fincher never gives me exactly what I'm expecting. Here, I wasn't even close. I'm told that while the plot sticks close to the book, the utterly bizarre sense of humour is new for the movie.
It's a tone that turns an insane plot into something truly special. Fincher knew how crazy this story was, and by the time it gets where it's going, it felt like the plot itself was part of…
Look, it's exactly as good as the last one was. What that means depends on who you are.
For my part, while it's one of the biggest special effects spectaculars of the year, it's still an hour too long, and filled with humour that doesn't work and action you can't see.
It's almost incredible how little replacing the lead characters changed the movie. Wahlberg is supposed to be the hero, but he's repetitive and annoying about his daughter the whole…