Favors style over substance, some of the tonal shifts are a bit jarring, and I'm yet to be convinced that Ansel Elgort is charming or a good actor -- but the action scenes and the music are so kick-ass that this movie is worth seeing.
usually i'm really skeptical about movies that get rave reviews, because i'm disappointed easily. take for example last year's film 'boyhood' - received near perfect reviews and i was bored to death.
so likewise, i went with some worry to mad max, worrying that it was overblown.
boy, was i wrong.
this movie is FANTASTIC. like, not just fantastic for a summer blockbuster, but a fantastic piece of cinema in general. the characters are outstanding. tom hardy's max doesn't speak…
"Hail, Caesar!" is lesser Coen brothers, but lesser Coen brothers is still better than most films. "Hail" doesn't take itself seriously or pretend to be an important film, and that's why most of it works. It drags in the middle and some of the jokes fell a little flat, but I mostly laughed my ass off and had a great time watching -- and what's wrong with that?
Also, Alden Ehrenreich is my new husband. And my love for Channing Tatum has been rejuvenated.