Thomas the Tank Engine on speed, set on the island of Sodor (aka the world) covered in snow.
Just like the actual Thomas the Tank Engine stories, this needed more engines to make it interesting. Percy, Toby and maybe James would have made it more enjoyable. Not Gordon though, because he's a prat.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
If you know Cormac McCarthy's work you probably know what to expect, and don't need to read on.
Ridley Scott directs. Excellent lineup of actors.
Like a Cormac McCarthy novel, this movie frustrates, irritates, enlightens, resonates, horrifies, and ultimately lingers.
Not a joyful experience by any means, and some of the monologues run up their own bums. The first 60 minutes verge on the turgid, and trying to figure out the motivations of the characters, and therefore a reason to…
It's Michael Bay, so it's OTT and a visual clusterfuck at times, but this is what Bay does, so don't watch it if you don't accept that. Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg suit the characters perfectly.
Scariest part about this film is that's it's based on true events - which with a little reflection, makes it quite a sad film. Bay glosses up what were actual humans, committing actual crimes, in the pursuit of that actual American dream. And believing in themselves and their dream, because you know... America.