This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“I am very happy to accept this award in the manner in which the screenplay was written. Which is to say—in the absence of Orson Welles. 🎤 HOW’S THAT?!?”
All the hubbub around writing credit was new(s) to me.
Feels like they nailed the 30s era with the opening credits/logos, mono audio mix, and soundtrack—grainy, popping, hissing… (vibey but not distracting)
This movie ranks among some of the greatest kid gang movies of all time: Goonies, Sandlot, Stand By Me, etc.
The paranormal MacGuffin is really well done, but the feel-good storyline driven by smart ass kids who know how to save the day is what’ll make me want to see this again.
Super 8 is pretty much all I want a movie to be… Fun to watch.
Suicide Squad is 20 trailers interspersed with misplaced flashback sequences that fail to compensate for the lack of a story, vision, or theme.
Boom! We’re doing something! Cue the Black Sabbath, AC/DC, White Stripes, Creedence, etc. song—then show everybody walking together in slow motion. Repeat. Over. And over.
So while Ayer pursued his original vision, Warners set about working on a…