What a delight! Kristen Wiig leads an A-list ensemble through the abundance of quirks in this off-beat comedy. She is utterly captivating as a self-obsessed lottery winner struggling with her sanity; this may very well be my favourite performance of her's to date. I could screenshot every frame she's in and alternate them as my cover photo on Facebook - that's how much I loved her. Also, the cinematography and camera blocking was noticeably good. I was really impressed.
Wow, not as unbearably terrible as originally expected! Might be worth mentioning I have no deep ties to the original, though remember enjoying Zathura as a kid. This reboot is a fun enough jungle adventure mostly thanks to it's comfortable and comedic cast. Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are more than familiar playing off one another in these type of roles, though Hart's notorious screaming grates fairly thin pretty quickly. Jack Black and Karen Gillan easily provide my favourite moments…
It's sad to admit, but suspecting Colin Farrell was in a predatory sexual relationship with Ezra Miller was the highlight of this film for me.
The cast are lovely but their characters are decidedly mundane. Across the two hour run-time it's unbelievable how little they do and how little happens to them. The story is incredibly weak and the hollow execution makes me cringe at the thought of four more of these.
By the end I don't know what left me more agitated; some of the seriously shoddy CGI or the brittle Johnny Depp cameo. No thanks!
“People will want to go to it because you’re passionate about it and people love what other people are passionate about.”
When Emma Stone is nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars I hope they play a clip of her dancing to “I Ran”.
I really love this movie. From the dinner scene to the end-card my stomach was in knots. There's so much to take in and so much to think about. I’m dreading the day I’ll have to…