Mind blowing third act. Kinda surprised this is Iñárritu’s highest rated filmed on Letterboxd…
*2000 Films Ranked*
The editing during the combat scenes are lackluster at best, the villain is mid, and Katie Holmes…good Christ.
I really love the casting for Bruce’s father, I wish he had a couple more scenes. Also, Scarecrow getting “a taste of his own medicine” is beyond badass.
I was considering giving this a C+, but overall it lays the ground work for what’s to come rather nicely.
*This Is A Review For The 3hr 14min Roadshow Director’s Cut*
I really respect what Ridley Scott was going for here, I think the ultimate failure was casting Orlando Bloom. The rest of the supporting cast is phenomenal, especially Jeremy Irons and Liam Neeson.
I will definitely watch this again in the future, but at least I can keep my expectations tempered a bit. Considering the extended runtime, I was hoping for a masterpiece.
It sucks movies like this (and ‘The Last Duel’) bomb at the box office because this part of history is interesting as all hell.
*2005 Films Ranked*