A movie-loving, bike-riding web developer from the UK.
This is a leisurely-paced and rather myopic biopic about the recluse known as the unabomber. Sharlto Copley portrays Ted Kaczynski in an impressive performance which is subtle but features a decent range – expressing quiet seething anger throughout.
There is some repetition in the story, with multiple scenes showing his contrast in lifestyle versus those he seeks to destroy. The screenplay is one-sided, not really exploring his family relationship nor the outcome of his attacks or media coverage.
Difficult to enjoy Shakespeare’s English, like watching a foreign language movie without subtitles. You’re left relying on visual storytelling, the skills of the actors and direction to lead the viewer.
I appreciate the filmmaking, especially considering it was all filmed on a sound stage. The MC Escher-esque set design flooded with light and costume design were highlights. Denzel Washington was commanding and the three witches were harrowing.
Aside from the striking black & white cinematography, I really did not enjoy this. Unless you’re an English major, I struggle to see how to enjoy this.