Some good action, some shoddy CG, but overall too religious for my tastes. Time to go watch the Equalizer 2...
Great to watch a movie that’s not completely twisted into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a comic noob like me can just enjoy it for what it is rather than try to keep track of everyone’s backstories and futures.
For such a sarcastic tone of writing, breaking the third wall etc, it has some genuine tear-jerks. But the jokes are on point too. Not totally convinced Julian was the correct casting choice, but I enjoyed him nonetheless. I haven’t enjoyed this feeling while watching a superhero movie since... Deadpool 1?
When Ayrton Senna describes winning a race like taking a powerful drug, you really believe him. Race after race, as he stands on the first place podium pouring champagne over himself, he has a look of pure ecstasy on his face. He loved Motorsport and he loved winning.
His team doctor recollected Senna's humility being so rare amongst race drivers, and you can sense his personal and professional growth as the film progresses. It drew me in and left me gutted knowing where it ended.
This movie is so great, I'm amazed I never saw it growing up. Modern action movies can't keep my attention like this one could, and this was the extended edition. I'm not sure what was left out in the theatrical cut, but each scene in this seemed essential.
Also, now I finally understand the context of "they mostly come at night... mostly".