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This franchise is its own major problem. It wants to be a high action comedy, but it undercuts itself at every point with lame humor and repetitive juvenile jokes that took me out every point I felt on-board. The action is CGI heavy and filmed with confusing editing. The movie does boast some amazing vista's as we travel the country and at points the movie has a fun joke sequence or two, but the movie really never was as fun as it could have been.
Joe Bell has the heart and elements needed to be the tearjerking inspirational movie it desperately wants to be, but wonky editing and a weak script keep the movie from being very successful. Mark Wahlberg really shines in a dramatic role here as does Connie Britton, but the film is told out of order and really hurts the films pacing. It's hard to connect to the material early on due to the pointlessly confusing script. The film also has a…
Finnaly a movie that is as fun for its audience to watch as the actors had making it.
I was nervous going into this, I've enjoyed Rian Johnson films, but I've always had problems. He plays with genre and tone but suffered in execution. This subverts expectations instantly and always seems to be one step ahead, all while never being cheap or relying on trickery. The script is very tight and so very well written. You can see the pieces…
A concise and thoughtful take on a genre that Martin Scorsese has tackled many times. Going into this was stacked a bit agaisnt me, I'm not a fan of gangster films and its runtime was intimidating, even when you enjoy long films. And I haven't seen many of Scorsesses other works in the genre.
The film flys by. Its deliberate in pace to be sure. Moments breathe and charcaters grow, in very subtle ways. The whole movie is far more…