This movie wouldn’t exist if Jim Carrey had never been born. No one else could do Stanley Ipkiss justice. One of my favourite childhood films, and although some of the humour and stereotypes haven’t aged well it’s still a hilarious romp that I thoroughly enjoyed watching again, probably for the first time in 10 years.
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This is only my 2nd 5 Star review, but boy does The Prestige deserve it! I love this film. On re-watch I get mad at myself that I didn’t figure out the Borden / Fallon secret given the foreshadowing with the Chinese magician etc. But it’s a joy to watch again and truly appreciate how well crafted and pieced together the story is. I don’t know if that comes from the novel or Jonathan Nolan’s screenplay, but I couldn’t help…
Doctor Strange, terrible name aside (although I get that they're stuck with it), was really enjoyable to be honest. There was some way overdone CGI scenes, and Mads Mikkelson was horrendously underused, but overall I enjoyed it. Benedict Cumberbatch is basically Robert Downey Jr but with brain surgeon smarts and has an actually OK American accent. Jolly good fun for a couple of hours.
There aren't enough minus stars I could give this film.
Even if I hadn't seen and been a massive fan of the source material, this film is fucking shit. But I have, and I am, which makes it all the worse.
I haven't even seen this film in a couple of years but it was on TV the other day which made me realise I need to get on the internet and make my feelings known, it has created an…