Predictable. Boring. Dull.
Saw 'Dawn' back-to-back with its superb predecessor, 'Rise of the POTA', so it's safe to say I was expecting big things. That was a mistake.
The whole first hour was basically pointless and it all followed the same routine: Thing needs doing, something stops thing from being done, thing gets done eventually. Rinse and repeat.
The only reason it gets a generous 2 stars is because of how magnificent it looked and how well it was shot…
I think to call this one of the greatest films ever is a wild exaggeration. Very good, yes, but ultimately there is no real plot and stuff just happens because it happens. Samuel L. Jackson was superb, and everyone gave very good performances, but Bruce Willis' character and story felt almost pointless, at least at face value. Of the five Tarantino films I've seen (this, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2, Django Unchained), this was definitely the weakest.
Influential? Yes. Different? Absolutely. 9/10 on the IMDb? No chance.
Top class. Jason Segel is much more edgy than you see him on How I Met Your Mother, and his character is basically the person you want to be. Lazy, successful investor, does what he wants, has a man cave of everything you could ever want, throws his on faeces like a gorilla, and lots more. Paul Rudd is the more relatable character; an average real estate agent with a fiancé and house etc. Quotable like no tomorrow, but the…