This movie takes a while to settle in with its grand scale yet tiny… MoreThis movie takes a while to settle in with its grand scale yet tiny scope. There is a beginning, a middle and an end, that's almost the only way to sum up this movie. The acting and directing are good, but I would be lying if I said I didn't get bored at times during the nearly 3 hour runtime. Linklater makes very uneventful but thought provoking movies, and this is no exception. In the end however, I feel like there are better ways to spend 12 years of a directorial career.
This sequel is nearly as funny as its predecessor. The humor isn't… MoreThis sequel is nearly as funny as its predecessor. The humor isn't very fresh because we've seen these three act stupid, bicker, yell and ramble to get laughs before, but it is still very enjoyable to watch. This film produces many laughs and, unlike the humor, the story is fresh, because it doesn't use the same story as the original (like some other comedy sequels). More Christoph Waltz would have been great, I feel like he was really wasted in this movie. He could have taken it to another level, but the film is still enjoyable regardless.
I don't know where to begin. Nolan has been scrambling brains his… MoreI don't know where to begin. Nolan has been scrambling brains his entire career, but he has reached another level with this one. Like most Nolan films (most notably Inception) one can see possible plot holes here and there, I even take issue with some parts not being accounted for or explained. However, it is much more enjoyable to sit back and marvel at the spectacle and get lost in the immersive visuals and immersive story. The imagination it takes to direct this film and write its screenplay is beyond me, and the acting is very good as well. This movie is one of a kind.
The first thing you'll notice in this film is the amazing… MoreThe first thing you'll notice in this film is the amazing cinematography and directing. The incredibly long shots make this film about a play feel like a film of a play. Keaton and Norton are fantastic, but everyone on screen deserves a lot of credit for making a movie with virtually no cuts look so smooth. The story is bizarre, but also thought-provoking with a lot of humor mixed in. The writing is not this movie's strong suit, and that hurts it, but this one is to be admired for the actors and the cameramen.
This is a very interesting movie thanks to a very interesting… MoreThis is a very interesting movie thanks to a very interesting performance by Gyllenhaal. His awkward/criminal persona is like no other character I have seen before. His performance is enough to keep me interested, but the story is just as gripping. One could poke holes in some parts, but those parts are easy to forget when considering the great action sequences and the interesting dialogue, especially the parts concerning how the media portrays stories to get the biggest reaction. Overall a very interesting movie.