This could have worked really well if it hadn't been trying to be two films in one: the sci-fi blockbuster and an exploration of the psychology of loneliness and the extremes you may go to to alleviate this. However, because cake-and-eat-it, this is a bit of a mood mess. It works well as sci-fi with Pratt awakening from a 120 year journey a tad early ie he will die on the journey. But then he decides he has fallen in…
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Ben Wheatley's foray into a field in the Civil War draws you in from start to finish. Reece Sheersmith (Whitehead) is an alchemist, sent by his master to find a fellow alchemist & thief, O'Neill (Michael Smiley in top evil form). He is aided in his quest by three everyman soldiers whose ultimate aim is to go to the pub.
I am a great fan of Wheatley's previous work and he has outdone himself with this. At times both beautiful and…
Sublime. Beautiful. Mesmeric. And such perfect leads, both a mix of vulnerable and bravado. Also the costume, cinematography, direction - and the score! Wonderful. I also loved Haynes' focus on how the interactions between women are made to seem unimportant by the men in this film, almost trivial and yet the opposite is true. It's the small things that matter, like a smile across a crowded restaurant.