Will Arnett: 75% Bojack voice, 25% Batman voice.
The first Thomas the tank joke was funny.
The second Thomas the tank joke was funny.
The forty fifth Thomas the train joke had me borderline ready to leave. Is this comedy to David Leitch?? The literal same joke fifty times?? That’s not even a reoccurring joke anymore, it’s horrible writing.
This felt like a good idea in principle but didn’t have nearly enough material for a feature film. Action was fine, character usage was awful, and the plot is wayyy too over bloated. But on the bright side, at least half of Lemon’s lines were about Thomas the tank!!!!! Hilarious!!! 🙄
Jordan Peele is such a master filmmaker and storyteller, but this just felt like it was missing that classic Peele touch. The chimp plot line was extraordinarily tense and a prime example of offscreen horror. But the third act is where this really lost me - the shift in logic doesn’t work for me and it felt like a whole new movie compared to what we had. Had they taken the third act another direction, this would’ve been better in my mind. Peele is still a terrific director, but this was his weakest by a wide margin.
The source material serves itself well to be adapted to a movie, and Linklater is honestly the perfect choice to oversee it. He has such a talent for emotional storytelling about the human experience, about love and loss. And with as stacked a trio as they come, this should’ve been a lot better than it is.
Something just feels missing. There are very few emotional moments and when they do come, they don’t hit nearly as hard. I feel like…
“Don’t let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner.”
Honestly this is somewhat relatable to some stuff I have going on in my life right now. Might be one of my favorite movie quotes of all time now.
Obviously this is an iconic action film. The shootouts are perfect and incredibly impressive. De Niro always plays a great villain, the scenes with…