Just because you put heavily dramatic music over the entire scene doesn't make it compelling. This could have been a really good film. It's not. Will Smith and the cast do what they can, but it's not enough.
This film has a great cast, a talented cinematographer and is about a dramatic and crucial time in modern history. It's based on an acclaimed book. The problem is... this film is terrible. The entire reason is director/co-writer Adam McKay. His style is abrasive and grating. His take on the material is immature and completely without wit or nuance. It's a pompous and insulting excuse for a narrative. There were several points where I nearly walked out because of his…
Just see MAN ON WIRE...
The first 2/3 of this film are gimmicky and sloppy. It doesn't capture the suspense, character, stakes or motivation nearly as effectively as the doc. Once they get to rigging the wire on the tower and the actual "walk", the movie soars, but it's only 20-30 min of a two hour film.
The 3D adds to the vertigo of the rooftop sequences, but I don't think it adds at all to the film. The film…