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The most insulting thing you can do as a filmmaker is undermine your audience’s intelligence. The Menu manages to do just this, ambitiously attempting to make some profound commentary on social stratifications, but instead ending up as a pseudo-intellectual mess that is wildly unsure of its own purpose.
The film lazily throws in sociopolitical themes while failing to actually add anything of value to these already-talked about issues. The main problem with The Menu is that it awkwardly consists of…
I’m so biased because I got to talk to him afterwards (most down to earth person in Hollywood) but this is truly a great twist on a classic, well-known tale. Taking place during WWII, it explores the adventure of Pinocchio in Italy under the Italian Fascist regime. Don’t be fooled by its PG-rating. It’s not afraid to explore mature themes such as death, the temporariness of life, and the brutality of war from the perspective of innocence and youth. Visually,…