Used to watch a lot. Now it's a fair bit less...
Was thrown by the 'Part 1' that appears beneath the title, especially considering they haven't filmed Part 2. Bold. No doubt missing a lot from the novel but still easy to enjoy as we witness the various factions and galactic politics at play as Chalamet and Co., leaders of their House, arrive on a planet to harvest the all important spice that powers interstellar travel or teleportation or some such nonsense, a bit of a poisoned chalice as the previous…
Hugely enjoyable. It's not perfect and has about three separate strands that would have made a decent movie but it's good fun throughout. Never boring but the primary villain is a bit meh (I can't even recall his name). Having said that, the action sequences are terrific.
As an aside, great to see Hugh Dennis on the big screen where he belongs.
"What the-- Five stars? To this? He gave five stars to this?! The Age of Adaline?! Five stars?! What the hell is he thinking?"
I know, I get it. I do. Even I'm bewildered by it.
But that's the great thing about film. Movies. Cinema. What gets you, may not get another person. May not ever affect you in the same way again.
But sometimes you watch a film at the right moment at the right time on the right…
Development Meeting transcription:
"I think we should remake that critically acclaimed Italian film from the early Seventies."
"I don't know... Times have changed. It might not work."
"Too late. Already bought the rights. Already started on the plot with the screenwriter too."
"Yeah, it's coming together pretty well. We start on a vintage boat with some rich couples, one of whom is a complete bitch. We've got Madonna attached for that."
"Yeah, well Guy Ritchie's directing..."