Probably Carlin's best special (also was his personal favorite, I believe). A perfect amalgamation of high-energy political, religious, and social comedy, with perfect delivery.
The Book of Henry is a film you think would work. Combining the talents of Colin Trevorrow, Naomi Watts, Dean Norris, and Jaeden Lieberher (fresh off of Midnight Special), one would think that this film would, at least, be serviceable.
The sad truth is that, despite everyone's best efforts, it's not. I place the blame squarely in the hands of writer Gregg Hurwitz. No matter how great your lead actress is, or how capable your director is, a film will…
Well damn. That was quite a film. Fury Road manages to be entertaining with its action and profound with its storytelling. It's not a "blow you away, make you rethink life" kind of film, but it does rip your eyes from their sockets and captivate you from start to finish.
If that's not a mark of a masterpiece, I don't know what is.