I've been on a Monty Python kick the past few days, but I watched this tonight in tribute to my Grandmother, who died today. She was taken from us too soon at the age of 98 and despite her being very prudish, this was one of her favorite films. I could never figure out why and none of my other family members could either. Just goes to show how enigmatic she was as a person, as I don't think anybody…
I’ll be honest, this revisit was a bit scary, as I was wondering if this would have held up, but I knew that I would have to add this to my favorites list once I noticed something I didn’t in my previous viewings that made me appreciate the film more (which isn’t a criteria for being a favorite, but it certainly helps).
The film spells out its thesis at the beginning where Rachel Cooper dictates, “A good tree cannot bring…
Of course, all the negative press brought up doubts in me, but of course Mann delivers another digital smorgasbord of colors and epic, operatic storytelling in what's probably his most colorful, yet at the same time, most bleak film to date.
I foolishly didn't see this in theaters because of all the negative reviews about how Chris Hemsworth is too muscular to be a hacker. Now, I'm deeply regretting that decision, as I found the film to be immensely engaging…