While there is no denying that the technical aspects are great, it's still a bit underwhelming that the conclusion of a trilogy is so... tame. Still a great movie but I was expecting something with a longer lasting impact and impression.
For all the positive aspects this documentary was trying to get across it left only one impression: seriously boring and repetitive! And confusing! What was the point of going to the USA in order to do the fast!? It added absolutely no value whatsoever. It's good that he met Phil and then helped him out but... ugh... This entire thing is so unstructured... It just starts being tedious within the first 10-15 minutes. He explains his goals, then talks with…
With only a minor complaint related to usual shortcomings of "based on true event" movies (whereby the story feels a bit too much like a "checklist of all major events" without a common string to tie them properly together and provide additional necessary background information) this is a well made and compelling movie that demands to be watched. And on a good sound system because the sound is massive!
This is how sequels are done! Everything that was great about the previous installment was improved and expanded, familiar territory is not revisited story wise, new grounds are uncovered and evolution in every way is the forefront of the events shown and explored. And you are not penalized for missing out on the previous installment but rather intrigued to see it if you haven't. The performance of Andy Serkis is beyond words and Toby Kebbell follows swiftly as well. The CG breaks new ground from the first moment and keeps you engaged until the very last.
Exemplary work and a must see for everyone!