The film is more like a horror film about misogyny than a biographical reappraisal. The staging, the sometimes exaggeratedly artificial camera work and the loose dramaturgical structure create a dreamlike stringing together of events. The film does not manage to tell a stringent story, and only the outstanding Ana de Armas makes you sit through the overlength.
I think this is another case of "films everyone likes but me". The story is not remarkable and not particularly imaginatively staged. I lost interest in the characters after a short time and both sociopaths got on my nerves in equal measure. There are some highlights towards the end, but the way there is too sluggish.
This review is about the entire trilogy
I have long thought whether, and if so, how to begin a review about „The Lord of the Rings“. Because there is probably no story that means more to me and where it is so difficult for me to be objective.
I actually came across the story quite late, in 2012. I saw “The Hobbit” and even though, in retrospect, “An Unexpected Journey” doesn’t come close to “The Lord of the Rings” in…