This movie is one of a dozen that Bruce Willis seems to arrogantly lend five minutes of his time to,if you look at the trailer you would think this is a Bruce Willis movie,Bruce does a day worth of filming tops,this cheapens the film and makes you question the integrity of the film.
The story itself is a rip of the film West World,where robots who look like human beings, take on human emotions and fight against they computer programme,the key difference is that in this film you have killers and rapists who come to see these robots so they can live out their dark fantasies.
The film could have been interesting,but there are too many people in this film that struggle in the acting stakes,just when the film warms up and offers an exciting promise of things to come the writer of this film takes the tried and tested formula of filling the screen with action sequences and chases, this soon becomes dull very quickly.
My lasting feeling of the feel is one of disappointment.
One thing that struck me while watching this film is that Keanu starred in one of the biggest action sci-fi’s of all time but no producer has but him in a real action film,well it’s their loss because he delivers in a cold and calculated way, Keanu plays a bad ass hitman who is forced to come out of retirement due the local mafia treating him like a nobody.
This is not a film to take seriously,it reminds me those films that Arnold and Sly made over again in the 80’s and early 90’s, the director and writer pull it off, the story feels fresh and the action is delivered to match the story rather make up for the lack of one.
I would not be surprised if a John Wick 2 comes out next year, I hope so!
This was such a disappointment,I thought the movie might have been able to capture some of the trauma and pain lived by black folk back in the day, at a time when they were deemed less than equal, instead the movie was just dreary and long-winded.
The actor playing Martin Luther King looked like the man himself but he did not have the inspiration that the real man delivered in reality, there was never a time when I thought I understood why so many people followed MLK in THIS movie, he did not even come across as a leader of men or people,NOW either I have misunderstood who Martin Luther King was or this film has misrepresented him.
The I have a dream speech was excluded from the film???,I thought they were going to build up to this delivery as the climax to the film, or at least use it in the end credits, nope, it was a speech that firmly belong’s in the shade compared to the great ”I have a dream speech”.
Overall, the subject of this film overpowered any true style or content that the film could have delivered.
I adore Michael Keaton, I think he has been vastly under used in film, I am happy for the actor and that he has performed in an award-winning film but I can’t say I enjoyed this film.
It’s about a celebrity TV star who wants to claw back some popularity and fame by showing people that he can act,added to this he fights his own demons from within which doesn’t really connect to the points of interest in the film.
Edward Norton is already a modern-day legend in the movie business, he lets no one down in this film,but the script is somewhat depressing,this feels like a realistic portrayal of what it’s like to put on your own show on broadway,if this is what you are looking for great, if you are looking for an entertaining film that keeps you captivated give this one a miss.
I was expected a cheesy Glee type film but was blown away at how dark and entertaining this film was.
The two leads compliment each other so well, J.K Simmons has such conviction in his temper that he makes everyone including the viewer squirm when he lets a rant go!
Miles Teller plays the believable teenager who is remarkably selfish but exudes passion and drive.
The writing is outstanding, this is more than a drumming story,it’s more about finding your happy place in life and then doing anything you can to keep that place,the film is paced really well and the climax is delivered nicely.
There are so many of these films and documentaries that you kind of know what to expect and how things will play out.
This Australian film is a little little goldmine, filled with finds throughout, the lead character and the plot thickens as the film progresses, just when you think you have the film pegged you are taken down a different road that normally leaves you smiling or anticipating the fear.
I really enjoyed the element of surprise in this film, normally the excitement dies down after the immigration check but this film only just begins, I recommend this film to everyone who enjoys being taken on a new journey and being surprised by film.
Based on a true story.
OK, I am in love this with this film for several reasons, one being that Bill Murray is back to his lovable self in his best movie since ”Lost in Translation”(2003) I have always watched Murray’s films but he has not been in a hit for the best part of a decade (Excluding the cameo in Zombieland) it’s not that his films since then have been poor but none of them have given Bill the licence to really express that ” Go fuck yourself face” or throw away witty sarcastic lines like they mean nothing, in St.Vincent he plays a man who has given up on keeping up with life and instead spends his time telling people where to go or insulting people who dare think about being nice to him.
The cast is so strong throughout that there is never a moment were the film dips at all, you have the warm & charming Melissa McCarthy who plays a straight character with great depth, you have the acting chops of Naomi Watts who somehow managers to convince you that she is a East European hooker, along with Chris O’Dowd who plays the teacher with the heart of gold, the mix of this cast is perfect, it’s very rare that you get a cast that gels so well and compliments each other in the way they do in this movie.
It’s written and directed by Theodore Melfi, I am about to download his previous films, based on this film he must have some unknown quality in his back catalogue.
The film will make you laugh,… at times make you feel like crying but by the end you will have the sense like I did that this is as close as your going to get to making the perfect movie, it will take you out of your living room and into a world full of possibilities.
Do yourself a favour and go and watch it!