Favorite - ★★★★★
Amazing - ★★★★1/2
Great - ★★★★
Good - ★★★1/2
Alright - ★★★
Bad - ★★
Awful - ★
This movie is everything that is fun about Marvel. All the charismatic, funny, and witty heroes come together to fight the strongest and most dangerous Marvel villain up to this point. While I enjoyed watching most other Marvel movies up to now, I just now fully understand the hype of a couple of years back. Initially, I was a bit skeptical about the runtime of 149 minutes but time flew by.
Just plain bad and incomparable to the original. Almost all of the jokes felt forced and were unfunny to the point of them being embarrassing. The plot was uninspiring, thin and predictable. Luckily the product placement was there to remind me time and time again that this was nothing more than a cash grab.
Okay, so here’s the thing: a lot is good about this film, cinematography, De Niro’s performance, music, editing, sets… Yet, it didn’t really do anything for me. Maybe I just don’t get it, but when the end credits started to roll my only thought was: “wait, that was it? Alright’.
I really wanted to like this a lot as it’s considered a masterpiece and De Niro was excellent. I’m going to give this one another shot in a couple of years. This time, it just didn’t do anything for me.
I am just speechless. Very rarely I come across something so special that I wish it did not end. Everything about this is perfect, from the amazing soundtrack to the beautiful sets and the brilliant performance by Anya Taylor-Joy. The chess games are portrayed masterfully, in such a way that it does not matter if you know the rules or not. Oh and I didn’t even mention the magical cinematography. Every second of this 6.5 hour journey was a pure joy to watch.
The Queen’s Gambit is, in my opinion, a masterpiece.