Culture & film critic for Industrial Waste Water Magazine
Not shooting these like TV shows and hiring someone to compose an actual score goes a long way it turns out. Too bad the script is even worse than they usually are. Also Cumberbatch's American accent may have somehow gotten worse but that's for the best honestly.
The A plot is some inept & racist nonsense about the CIA deciding to kidnap a cartel boss's daughter to cause the mexican cartels to go to war so that the US can more efficiently attack them as they fight amongst themselves because the POTUS has declared cartels terrorist organizations due to a Yemeni terrorist sneaking across the border with migrants for some reason and promptly blowing up like 2 people in an Ace Hardware. The CIA has master torture guy…
This movie does a great job playing with a cast of American liberal fantasy archetypes.
George Clooney plays a hard scrabble mercenary lawyer with a bootstrap pulling backstory, a chip on his shoulder, and heart of gold.
Tilda Swinton plays Hillary Clinton if she was relegated to the purely corporate sector and had to order hits to cover up poisoned farmers for Monsanto to break the glass ceiling instead of bombing entire countries.
It's all nicely observed and frighteningly grounded until the ending which luxuriates in the pure fantasy of an actual comeuppance for the villains provided by the NYPD
In the mid 2000's a group of nerds desperate to defend the Star Wars prequels rebranded autuer to mean "guy who directs massively budgeted films that happen to be somehow even more incoherent than other big budget studio films."
Anyway there was a remake/expansion of the Justice League movie most sane people forgot about. It's longer than Lawrence of Arabia because a big monster with horns keeps talking about the same thing over and over to a melting statue and…