Who knew men hitting walls for 2 hours could be so exciting
Some great moments, but a really flawed film. With a story like Bolivars, 2 hours was never going to be enough to cover his entire life and any level of detail. Either focusing on a specific part of his life (The Andes passage for example could have made a great film), or going for a mini series, 8-10 hours, to tell his whole life in better detail would have perhaps been better ways to go about it.
The production was…
Film #5 of August 2017 Scavenger Hunt
Task #18: Watch a film featured in The Celluloid Closet PREFERABLY LGBTQ+ RELATED
Really enjoyable road trip movie, with some great lead performances, killer soundtrack and some gorgeous cinematography of the Aussie outback. Some of the supporting character acting feels a little forced, but how strong the main 3 are more than makes up for it.
Film #1 of August 2017 Scavenger Hunt
Task #28: a film with Johnny Cash in the soundtrack
A brilliantly acted, well crafted crime drama. Despite the 3 hour runtime it didn't really drag at any point, although I feel it could've some with a little more in terms of action sequences (not as of Scott can't direct these) to make the 1st half a little more exciting.
+ Denzel Washington saying 'my man'