Ugh, got exactly what I should have expected by giving a Michael Bay movie a chance. Still might try the second one just because of Hot Fuzz.
They needed to go a further in showing that these are fundamentally rotten characters who commit fraud, rather than as people who did it accidentally or because they felt like treating themselves. But it was definitely a good look at what image-obsession results in and the power education has to push people beyond their initial capabilities. That scene with the parent complaining about her child being treated "unfairly" at a less than oportune time was way too real.
Goddamn what happened that made 2019 such a great year for movies? This is my fifth 10/10 film of the year, only other year that good is 2003. Glad I waited so long, got some pretty fantastic news today so it perfectly commented that feeling I had of life being bearable for once. Biggest surprise was Emma Watson not being terrible.
I probably should have watched Guy Ritchie's earlier work. This is almost as far up its own ass as the current season of Rick and Morty and a lot of stuff happens in this movie that seems to have no effect on anything, but I had a lot of fun with The Gentlemen anyway. I'm seeing a lot of complaints about various "isms" supposedly present here and it seems like people didn't realise they were watching a movie about bad people. Loved that aside from Colin Farrell everyone got to play against type.
First adaptation I've seen that understands that Les Miserables is a story about injustice. I liked the earlier episodes better because their expansive approach where we see the backstories of every major character was something new that I hadn't seen done with this story. The later episodes weren't quite as effective and Javert was way too unhinged in his pursuit of Valjean.
Who doesn't love a one man army film? I think its awesome that Chris Hemsworth actually got to play an Australian, I felt represented. The quality of the action carried this thing past all its other flaws, particularly the lack of connection I felt between the lead characters. The flashforward and most of the epilogue aside from the symbolic resolution were completely unnecessary.
My sister told me about this last week and I was really excited to watch it with her but she bailed after finding out it contains *gasp* nudity and also some other themes that she understandably didn't want to watch. We ended up watching Night at the Museum 2 instead lmao. So I watched this privately tonight instead and boy what a play. Mary Shelley's novel is probably my favourite book so I wasn't a fan of the changes made…
This was the first movie I ever saw twice in cinemas, I was 10 at the time and went with my sister and brother the first time cause we all wanted to see it and again on a school trip because the original plan got cancelled. I've watched it a lot over the years and there's no way I'll ever not enjoy it.
The plot is completely illogical at times. Why did they elevate the stakes to be a world…