Sometimes threatens to cross over from operatic to soap operatic, but what Francis Ford Coppola has crafted here is such a powerful, grandiose film disguised as an indie project - one with so much vulnerability attached to it. Not that I shouldn't have expected this from Coppola, but his work post-Dracula has been met with...mixed reception, to say the least. This seems to speak a lot to his own feelings on being a creative (especially in a powerful family like…
Solid on-the-road movie masquerading as a coming-of-age story (or maybe it's the other way around?)
Lucas does the most with his somewhat restrictive narrative, leading to moments of unpredictability. But it's clashing free spirit causes the film to lose focus at times, as well as boggling down the pace around the middle.
Overall, it's a fun film.
Forget "The Dark Knight". Forget "The Dark Knight Rises". Forget even "Inception". This film matches the levels of greatness that "Memento", my favorite Nolan film, manages to reach, and it does it without telling the story backwards. This is dark, mysterious, captivating, intelligent, and is easily one of Nolan's most under rated films so far.
Nobody puts Baymax in the corner.
But seriously, if it wasn't for Baymax and some great visuals, Big Hero 6 would've been a disaster. It doesn't even try to change up the formula or try something new. It's a bland mix of Marvel's latest output with the cliched Disney formula, leading to a totally forgettable experience. It tries to be emotionally heavy towards the end, but it mostly doesn't work because these characters aren't even characters; they're all fit to…