Bill Murray’s best performance. I wasn’t remembering this movie being as emotional as it was but I did indeed find myself crying.
I said those things, I did those things. It’s who I am.
Wayyyyy better than the first for me. Borderline 4 star territory I don’t give a fuck. McG needs to stick to doing slashers because when he tries remotely anything else it’s annoying as hell. Robbie Amell is genuinely so perfect in his role, him wearing the name tag while shirtless got a genuine laugh out of me
If the movie had a better song it would possibly be in 4.5 range. Wayyyyy fucking better than I remembered it being for the past 4 years of my life. Tonally, it’s quite different than the other Craig 007 films, but it works in its favor. Bond telling a security guard “No! Stay!” like he’s a dog is the funniest Bond moment ever I think
Incredible first act but falls apart a bit by th- you know what who cares when you open with:
*BUH NUH NUH NUH NUHHH, NUHNUHNUHNUHNUH
BUH NUH, NUH NUH NUH
IF YOU TAKE A LIIIIIFEEEE DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’LL GIIIVEEE? ODDS ARE YOU WONT LIKE WHAT IT ISSSS. WHEN THE STORM ARRIVES, WOULD YOU BE SEEN WITH MEEEE, BY THE MERCILESS EYESSS OF DECEIT *guitar riff and drums intensifies* I’VE SEEN ANGELS FALL FROM BLINDING HEEEEEIGHHHTSS. BUT…
A bit more emotional weight to this and it could easily be 4-4.5 star range. All of the lead performances are great, although some I feel slightly underutilized. Michael Shannon is easily one of the best working actors today and I wish he was my father. The lesser of the Shannon being Martell’s dad cinematic universe.
I feel like an eventual rewatch will bump this up to 4 stars (or maybe even higher, who knows). OR, it could do quite the opposite and go down. For now, I enjoyed what I saw and had a good time with the constant existential dread layered in with 450 other themes. Jesse Plemons is a future all timer, absolute god tier talent, I love him and hope to see him continue to dominate every role he grabs. Also, I definitely plan on trying to read the book here soon.