I am but a noble Knight quested by God himself(Sam Raimi) to watch every movie that has and will ever exist. This is my journey.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The Dark Knight is held in high regard by movie buffs, film critics and the casual audience alike. It became a classic overnight and is perhaps the defining movie of the 2010’s. The film excels in every aspect; directing, writing, acting, music etc. It is one of the most well made thrillers of all time. Only in its adaptation of the Batman mythos do the cracks start to appear. A common criticism in more recent years, as superhero blockbusters have…
Quentin Tarantino’s entire career has been leading up to this film. Every movie script he wrote, every casting choice he made, his selection of production designer, art director, costume designer, cinematographer, editor and his unique sense of picking just the right score has all been in anticipation of this film. Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood is Tarantino’s magnum opus. For the entirety of Tarantino’s filmography he has created meta commentaries on genres and subgenres. Kung-Fu action with Kill Bill,…
It doesn’t take long to see that this screenplay is nothing but a means to an end, not a natural unfolding of events. It would have been worth it if the synthetic narrative was a means to cool and grotesque sequences, but Cenobite’s moving at a pace slower than George A. Romero’s zombies and unimaginative lackluster lighting leaves no pay off to the dreary plot. The mythology and world building saves this Hellraiser entry from stooping to the lows of the straight to DVD sequels, only made to retain the rights to the franchise.