Went in with high expectations and was slightly disappointed. The tone and tempo are great. I love the period stuff. The characters are interesting humans. The story is overly complicated that moves in absurd starts and stops. Deep conspiracies, betrayals, and multiple parties with unclear, overlapping interests. It gets lost in itself.
I am a Wes Anderson fan, but this one doesn't fully live up to the Wes Anderson level. Or maybe more exactly, it too much Wes Anderson for its own good. There were lots of quirky shots and dialogues, but he tried too hard to make them quirky. Almost an over saturation of quirkiness.
The story wouldn't have made sense if this wasn't a Wes Anderson film, but maybe that's what makes him a great filmmaker. The most interesting aspect…
A sci-fi film in it's own league. Instead of aliens descending from the stars, they ascend from the deep oceans. Aliens deem us dangerous to the planet, plan our demise, but through the efforts and sacrifices of a few, disaster is averted.
The visual effects are impressive for the time, but look a little aged today. This is nullified by the excellent story, settings, and acting.
This was "The Mexican" meets "District 9." A photojournalist is tasked with escorting his boss's daughter home. With most of Mexico and the southern US quarantined due to an alien infestation and the last ship to the US gone, the two brave a trek through the restricted zone back to America.
The basic story is simple. Two strangers undergo hardship together, making them face the realities in their lives and eventually fall in love. Now you just add alien creatures.…