Don't take my stars too seriously. I try to say something about everything I watch. Just here to have some fun :)
James Mangold is too good of a director to be saddled with a film that too frequently feels like it stars no one and exists nowhere. I really don't even think it's fair to call Mangold the director of this movie, because he doesn't have a sense of ownership over it in the way that Spielberg (and Lucas) did when they made their films. I think he's more like the guy that Disney hired to oversee their production of this…
"You don't get to commit the sin, and then have us all feel sorry for you that it had consequences."
I really think Nolan is in the process of reinventing the blockbuster. And I don't just mean this is a talky biopic turned into a billion dollar hit. I mean the way he tells the story, compresses the time and turns what could easily have been a three hour book report into a breakneck suspenseful thrill ride, well I think…