Hmm, interesting. I still really want to see it, as it definitely looks “fun”, but having already sat through TFA and TLJ, I’m not expecting this film to really rise above those in a substantial, “Wow, that was EPIC and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time” level. (Ditto for the Hobbit trilogy, which I sure WANTED to like.
Only really memorable moment in THAT trilogy was the last half hour with Smaug and Bilbo in part 2.)
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December 18th, 2019, 10:11 pm
The rest is, sadly, mostly just "meh". Very well made "meh", but I’m just not sure how actually enjoyable
it was. I certainly didn’t feel like I was having much fun, even though it strives to tick all the boxes...The fact that... no-one clapped at the end, says it all. Good, not great, and again I’m just not sure if I actually enjoyed
it or not!
Wow, that’s EXACTLY how I felt while watching the Hobbit films (and to a certain extent TFA and TLJ). Very accurate summary of so many theatrical films nowadays. You go in WANTING to like it so much that you try very hard to overlook the fact that the actual story is a mess and the film is basically devoid of any wonder or magic that films from decades ago were expected to have.
If you think about it, there was NEVER—yes, NEVER—a gigantic, memorable blockbuster film in years past that didn’t take huge risks.
1.) Titanic: Romeo and Juliet period piece/disaster movie by the Terminator/Aliens guy could have very easily ended James Cameron’s career. (Best Picture Winner, record-breaking gross.)
2.) A Beautiful Mind: The Gladiator guy as a schizophrenic mathematician? Best Picture.
3.). The Godfather: An actual Mafia drama from the inside, starring the famously difficult Marlon Brando and the controversial choice of Al Pacino, a mostly unknown actor whom the studio felt simply wasn’t tall/imposing enough to play Michael. (Coppola was also mostly unknown, his only real claim to fame at this point the cult-horror flick Dementia Thirteen.)
4.) Batman 89: Main actor was in comedies like “Mr. Mom”, and “Johnny Dangerously.” Director another mostly unknown, 27 years old. Claims to fame Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and experimental animated shorts. Soundtrack artist a former rock star. And yet we all know the astounding impact this film had not only on Hollywood but on pop culture in general. (And of course it’s presence in the Guinness book of World Record’s for highest grossing film ever, next to, at the time, Indy and the Last Crusade.
I could go on and on. So many examples. It makes me so sad...will we ever get theatrical masterpieces again??? God I hope so.
Hello, Mr....Kerns! I bad want money now. Me sick.
Ooh, he card reads good!