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Dune is definitely a spectacle, and a sight to behold, but is it anything more than that?
This movie is categorically a ‘Part One’ and in a lot of ways, fails to tell a satisfying story - this is the main disappointment for me.
A New Hope and Fellowship of the Ring are two movies built on a similar scale to this, and are the first instalments of epic sagas - just like this - but unlike Dune they both…
The first half of this movie was incredibly terrible, I did not see the second half because the cinema was evacuated.
About halfway through the movie, the screen went black and a voice declared over the intercom that "an incident had occurred meaning the building must be evacuated". Some really annoying sirens started going off and fearing the mysteriously-alluded-to-incident, I left that cinema fast. I was in a dodgy town, so I feared a stabbing had occured.
So I and…
Just a dumb fun movie. Absolute carnage, with breakneck pacing that doesn’t give you anytime to breath, but I think that works in this movie’s favour - the faster the pacing, the less you notice how dumb this movie is. It looks good, but to be honest I’m still not a big fan of the Eddie x Venom relationship. Woody Harrelson was great though.
I really didn’t enjoy watching this movie. It really tackled some heavy subject matter, and although the story was resolved in a satisfying way, I was left feeling bitter and empty.
That’s exactly what they wanted though.
Movies which jump around a narrative as much as this one does tend to annoy me. I think it can distract from the story more than supply to it. But this movie does that perfectly.
The genius behind this movie, for me, is…
It’s amazing to me that this is arguably the greatest mystery movie ever made, but the mystery element is by far not the most compelling part of this for me.
Intertwined brilliantly with a perfect murder mystery, is a beautiful and subtle love story, that follows and aids the murder mystery beat by beat, but that still isn’t the most compelling part of this for me.
Alfred Hitchcock once said he likes to play the audience like a piano, and…
This is what The Suicide Squad should be, but surprisingly, it’s so much more too.
Every Suicide Squad got wrong, this did better. Everything SuicideSquad got right, this did better.
The characters and their growth are so much more real and relatable, and they feel so much more expendable - which is exactly what you want in this. They balance the line of making our team likeable, but not trying to prove they’re not actually bad.
This version also deserves…