Well, it wasn't the worst movie I've ever seen. I like suspenseful shoot 'em up type movies, and this was certainly that. Somehow it was almost...boring. Yeah. There was plenty of testosterone, blood, T&A, and cigar chewing, but not much actual excitement. There were good twists in the plot and I'm not ashamed to admit I didn't figure it all out ahead of time. It's a good movie to rent from Redbox on a night you have nothing else to do.
This movie captured my attention from the very moment it began. The grainy aesthetic of the cameras, the documentary-like way in which the scenes are shot, and the naturalistic performances give the film that unique ability that made me feel like I was there. It's like watching what’s happening from a mere inches away from the action. The film starts with the story in-progress, and ends with the mission being a success. This is something that’s meant to capture a pivotal time in American history, and to show you the moments that made this 5-year mission such a resounding statement.
I would happily live in a weird separated society to have the insanely handsome Theo James by my side. Not only is Mr. James completely gorgeous, but he was pretty terrific as the mysterious and tough Four. Actually, the cast was all good. The beautiful and complete badass Zoe Kravitz was very enjoyable to watch kick ass and take names. Mostly. ANYWAY...this was a pretty good movie that seemed to decently follow the book. It is completely worth seeing.
Sadly I never watched the TV series. I had heard about the Kickstarter campaign, but who hasn't? I just didn't know anything about the TV show at all. Wait. That isn't true. I knew the fans of the show are called Marshmallows. Not sure how I know that juicy little tidbit, but I do. I was prepared to be bored, instead I was pleasantly surprised about how much I enjoyed this movie. It has a Buffy the Vampire Slayer feel to it. Given the fact I ADORE Buffy, it pulled me into the story fast. The best thing about the movie? James Franco.
I LOVE this movie. I like Wes Anderson usually, but this movie made me insanely happy. This is his latest and eighth feature overall, is clearly a very Wes Anderson film, complete with many of the idiosyncrasies that make his work distinctive and, to some, excessively precious: quirky, deadpan humor; characters communicating via handwritten letters; richly detailed and meticulously arranged production design; the presence of Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, and Owen Wilson (albeit, in smaller roles). The movie even has its own signature fragrance, a musky men’s cologne called L’Air de Panache, which might be the most flagrantly Wes Anderson thing ever invented.