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this was nice.
the execution of the story definitely feels too broad and by the numbers here, even for a biopic as i felt like as an audience member we get just enough broad strokes to understand the characters and their motivations, but not enough to get fully invested in them and be satisfied by the time the movie ends. there's also not much that stands out from a technical standpoint.
still, i felt pretty entertained and i think that's…
never have i ever seen a movie where the protagonist and everyone's reactions to his actions pissed me off this much.
from a movie making standpoint i think this is very well made. the cinematography is great, the performances are strong and the direction very much allows for the camera to linger on the cast and have them showcase their talent and feel what the characters are going through. it feels very intimate.
however, while i do think the story…
this delivered everything i needed as a sequel to a movie that i didn't care much about: a fantastic sequel to Captain Marvel that surpasses it by far in every way, establishing several MCU connections with a story that feels character driven, full of heart, extremely funny, very comic booky in ways that i didn't expect and with fantastic action.
i genuinely don't know how Nia DaCosta did it but she's able to balance and juggle so much stuff despite…
i usually don’t gravitate towards true crime stories because more often than not i find them formulaic, extremely irresponsible and just a desperate, ugly attempt of Hollywood iconifying murderers while also glorifying their actions and profiting of the suffering of all the lives they’ve taken and/or affected.
thankfully, that isn’t the case here. this was a masterfully crafted show. the writing is phenomenal as it never tries to shy away from the fact that a life was taken in such…