High Noon in space, with a look and feel that is clearly influenced of… MoreHigh Noon in space, with a look and feel that is clearly influenced of the massive success of Alien shortly before it. The film did not age as well, but still works as a slowly building thriller with a convincing leading man.
Like most viewers you won't know whether to laugh or cry when a grown… MoreLike most viewers you won't know whether to laugh or cry when a grown man starts to deal through a puppet to deal with his depression. The tendency is that this is a more serious film than it looks. Sadly, it doesn't quite reach the audience with what it set out to do. The fantastic final scene hints at what could have been and makes you think much more fondly of the film than the 90 minutes before that.
Until the gory violence strikes in the last third, Tarantino's latest… MoreUntil the gory violence strikes in the last third, Tarantino's latest Western relies entirely on its characters and their long conversations. Since he knows how to write dialogs, this works well, as always with his films. The movie has an oddly mesmerizing flow, the only location of the second half, the trading post hut, almost becomes a character in itself.
Sure, the film could have been 15 minutes shorter, of course the violence did not have to be this insanely brutal, but we're still talking about Tarantino here. He knows his genre references and he knows how to create characters and tense situations. And it's fun to witness him having fun with that.
Really interesting premise, which makes for a lot of great visuals.… MoreReally interesting premise, which makes for a lot of great visuals. Sadly, the logic behind that premise is lacking and the plot is merely a rehash of the usual Romeo and Juliet tropes. Thanks to that, the film hardly manages to keep our interest through the entire time. Missed opportunities all around.
Considering the amount of talent working together here both in front… MoreConsidering the amount of talent working together here both in front and behind the camera, this has to be one of the most catastrophic misfires of all times. While it is trying to make a point of the evilness of the world we live in, the result is way too long, confusing, uninteresting and simply ugly.
This survival and revenge western is nothing else than one of the most… MoreThis survival and revenge western is nothing else than one of the most spectacularly and beautifully filmed movies of recent years. Every second frame is so gorgeous, you wanna put it up on your wall. The ones in between are gory, violent and tough to watch, but always engaging and moving. The cast helps with that, especially DiCaprio delivers a tour de force of a performance, probably the best of his career. The jokes about him never getting an Oscar will stop this spring, no doubt about it. This slow but mesmerizing film will stand the test of time, with some of the most intense action sequences ever. An unbelievable effort, unlike anything you've seen before on the big screen.
The definition of "nothing to write home about": pretending way too… MoreThe definition of "nothing to write home about": pretending way too much to be cool while being entirely predictable and set in a really fake environment. There are glimpses of decent world-building and it's overall never boring, but not particularly interesting either.