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 just adore Wes Anderson style of film making; you can sit back and get taken to a world unlike any other. His attention detail is so clever, you need to re-watch scenes over again because your eyes cannot move fast enough, and his style is subliminal. He leaves nothing unturned what’s so ever, every knot and cranny is so finely tuned you can’t help but crave for more. This style can be a hindrance sometimes though on his movies, because most of his attention has involved detail rather than plot and dialogue.
Not In Moonrise Kingdom though! This is his finest work to date, its exceptional from beginning to end. All the good stuff is there and all the bad has gone. It truly is a master class in film making! It had the power to remind me of why I loved movies as a child and why I still do today and will always.
The cast are some of the best he has put together. Bruce Willis shows he still has plenty more to give and doesn’t just do grandpa action movies. I didn’t know if Edward Norton could pull this type of movie off! But he does and succufully so. Bill Murray is Billy Murray, enough said. When you need a bitch who do you call? Tilda Swinton, yes she does it exceptionally well as she always does.
I really wanted to come on here today and tell everyone what a fantastic movie this was, that it’s all fine, Matt Damon won’t be missed, that it took off from where the last one finished. Big problem though, I can’t do that!
They got it all totally wrong; they really missed the trick here. They had the actors in Jeremy Renner and Rachel Wiesz who in all did a great job with what they were given to do. The big problem was is was so off the Bourne franchise. What we loved about the Bourne movies was the in-depth story lines mixed with the in your face action scenes. With Jason Bourne you felt exhausted after the movie like you were put in his shoes and thrown from pillar to post. The trouble with Aaron Cross is you feel short-changed. Renner is the perfect copy of Damon, I had nothing but confidence when I heard he would playing this character. So it’s far from his fault that this movie didn’t work, it’s all about the screenplay written by Tony Gilroy and then directed by him too. He struggled to continue where the last project finished.
At the end it was obvious that this was just going to be a warm up and introduction for Aaron Cross. After The Bourne Identity people were foaming at the mouth for part 2, same as Legacy as well, there was a genuine buzz about this. I don’t think people will be shouting from the roof tops for the next instalment though.
The story line was OK; the action was too far apart and not enough.