“All I can think is, ‘A lot of people out there actually, unironically want this,’ and the thought just depresses me.”
“Yet, as a person, I like Jamie Dornan more for not being able to be the twat waffle that Christian is.”
“While a lot of people will see it due to all the awards and accolades it received in the last year, this is primarily a film made by a cinephile for cinephiles.”
“Birdman may not be everything it’s been hyped to be, and it may not even be remembered as groundbreaking cinema—mostly because it’s not.”
“There are times when it feels like the characters in The Giver are really just living in a slightly more authoritarian Disneyworld.”
“The sequence where the big twist is revealed is worth the price of admission all on its own.”
“This film bears all the hallmarks of a perfectly serviceable ‘toon franchise being bled of all its charm by the same man still milking the Transformers for all they’re worth.”
“Director Doug Liman channels Harold Ramis, albeit taking things in a very different direction (less Andie MacDowell, more Alien MindControl).”
“Sci-fi fans looking for boilerplate action might be bored by the long stretches of exposition and introspection, but that’s precisely what makes the movie memorable.”
“This sequel to the reboot of the TV series 21 Jump Street is about as meta as a film can get.”
“It was a bit frustrating to see a supporting cast of instantly lovable and visually dynamic characters end up as little more than set dressing.”
“Generally speaking, an audience should never be this aware of the filmmaking tricks of the trade being deployed to artificially amp up suspense.”
“Just like with Christopher Nolan’s films, the action isn’t very exciting, and it feels forced into the story because the filmmakers were afraid no one would care about a sci-fi movie without explosions and shootouts.”
“It’s a delightful kind of weird that indulges itself and immerses us completely in a different universe, making the movie feel timeless and something that ought to be recognized as an instant classic.”
“See what happens when humans decide to build whole societies around single isolated virtues and really boring color-coordinated wardrobes.”
“Only once is the idea even brought up that maybe the world ‘isn’t ready for this’, which is immediately shot down with a line that made me want to stand up and cheer: ‘Knowledge doesn’t cause chaos; ignorance does.’”
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