Whatever else might be true, Jennifer Lawrence is wonderful. And the film is ok as far as it goes - and in some respects better than the first - but frankly the ending ruined my entire experience of this film. Very abrupt, very unsatisfying.
Perhaps they ended the way they did to stay true to the book? Problem is, this is a movie, not a book. (I haven't read them, so this is a guess.)
It's funny how in the…
Here's the thing about Ghost Protocol [EXPLOSION].
See that I lulled you into a false sense of security and then flipped things on their heads with unexpected action.
That's not so much what you'll get here, because when you think about the Tom Cruise era Mission: Impossible, you expect action. You think: is there a chance that chap might be a little bit gay? You think: surely this time they've bitten off more than they can chew and they can't…
Anyone expecting The Fast and the Furious is going to feel like they were slapped. Just like there are some fights in Fight Club, there is some driving in Drive - is there ever - but it's not what the film is about, not really. It's just an element, something that happens while the story is playing out.
The Driver is played by Ryan Gosling, almost mute through long stretches of the film, but with a ready smile. It's not…