I didn't hate it, which when compared y passionate loathing of the first one, makes this a success for my eyes.
Tonally this movie is exceptional; mixing in classic monster movie paranoia and shadowy atmosphere with Abbott Costello’s purposely out of place goofballness. If only this gave it enough production value similar to some of he classic universal Horros as this is just a very cheap looking movies, exemplified by the difference in the wolf man look between the wolf man og and this horribly goofy looking version here.
Short-as-possible synopsis: A boy grows up
Thoughts about Boyhood:
- The gimmick is what sells the movie, and that makes sense because it’s a great gimmick, but in the wrong hands this story telling technique could not be as effective. Linklater is able to use the maturing of the actor Ellar Coltrane to give a perfectly real-life portrait of the little passing moments of life that have an impact on who we grow into.
- The aging of the actors…
Days of Future Past has great fun action pieces connected by a lot of persuading. The film is very exciting and visually thrilling, and the story makes as much sense as a time travel movie containing eight thousand mutants can be. I just wish there was a better way to keep moving the story along rather than wordy convincing speeches. This movie is as much about the power of words as it is the powers of evolution.