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#1 Movie of All-Time
#1 Romantic Comedy
#1 Movie Character
KING Of All Schmoes
|Directed by:||J.C. Chandor|
|Written by:||Matthew Carnahan|
|Cast:||Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson, John Malkovich, Dylan O'Brien, Gina Rodriguez|
|Genre:||Adventure, Biography, Drama|
It was well acted and well made with an impressive cast, but it just feels a bit too safe. It is nice that BP is clearly shown to be the villains here, but I think it could've been a better movie if it was a bit more ambitious, perhaps dealing with the after effects of the spill. Instead the movie is a much more contained and personal tale about one of the workers on the rig and most of the movie is basically a (somewhat) real time recreation of the disaster, and that's about it. But, it is well done. It was surprisingly funny early on but thankfully and rightfully serious later on. My only real complaint is that the action was often hard to follow, and I'm not really sure how they could have improved that aspect, it's just the type of action they were doing was a bit hard to follow. All in all it's a well made movie and certainly looks good, but I found it to be disappointing in the end, though that is probably due to some high expectations on my part (I thought Berg's The Kingdom was a great, great film and thought Lone Survivor was absolutely fantastic... this doesn't really come close to either unfortunately, but it is still entertaining). Recommended.
just finished season 1 of Stranger Things. All in all an impressive and really well done show with cool characters, my favourite being the one in the gif below (yes, Eleven was cool but come on). I do have to say that I felt the show kind of stumbled near the end though. I'm not sure exactly what it was but the more they actually delved into the monster and stuff in the last two episodes the less interesting it felt. The monster was just-OK when it was revealed and never really turned out to be anything special, and unfortunately (I'd put this on the budget more than anything) there were a couple cases in the 7th, and especially in the 8th and final episode where some of the monster effects looked pretty noticeable and it kind of took me out of it a bit. Still all in all for an original show it was surprising and effective, and while I can't say I'm clamoring at the bit for season 2 (I kind of wish they wrapped it up and treated this with isolated seasons ala True Detective), I'm definitely interested in the next season and will check it out! I'd give it a 7.5/10. Very strong stuff, highly recommended!