I've watched more poorly made movies than Bright but I don't think I've ever been as angry watching a movie before. This is a story that relies entirely on allegory and the metaphors it presents are so shamelessly convoluted that I don't even know what the f**k this movie is trying to say. Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are both talented actors who's skills are being so wasted on The Dark Lord (Max Landis') script that it is truly infuriating.…
This is by no means a great movie but where this film succeeds is in its exploration of sexuality and the Male vs Female stigma of losing one's virginity. Most of the jokes don't land and the actors play caricatures of real people, however this movie does not completely fall flat as it is elevated by a very solid cast and good enough writing that I bought the parent-daughter relationships, for the most part.
Ike Barinholtz was the real MVP…
Annihilation is an incredibly ambitious and visually stunning film. My biggest critique is that the movie dumbs down some of the thought provoking ideas it ponders through a narration tactic. Overall I found the movie quite compelling and would recommend to any fan of sci fi.
The climax of the movie is some of the most intense acid trip shit I've ever seen in cinema.
Jesse Plemons either deserves an Oscar or should be locked up immediately.
This is a movie that's elevated by its ensemble cast and truly excellent direction. There are a number of impressively shot action sequences that genuinely feel tense in what is an otherwise pure comedy. Another credit to the direction is the way the movie draws on visual gags, a nearly lost art form, which works, for the most part, immoderately well. These highlights elevate the otherwise cliche or obligatory script moments and the overuse of referential humor that we see throughout the film and make this one of the best pure comedies in years.