Thor swings his thunderous Thespian hammer within the decadent halls of Branagh’s Shakespearean Asgard that balances the regality of its fantasy family drama with the comedic romance of Midgard, culminating in an underwhelming yet reflective third act.
Greenland meteorically focuses on a fragmented family that emphasises the lengths one will undertake to survive an extinction level event, with well-rounded performances, yet lacks the visual spectacle, employs a flurry of plot conveniences and a myriad of unintelligent character decisions that fizzle out the disastrous impact.
Ad Astra galactically depicts sorrow, proving that no one can hear you cry in space. For the past few years, dramas set in the expansive dangers of space have been my bread and butter. Devouring them during my annual breakfast as I purposefully starve myself for the taste of space traversal. Every year, the likes 'Arrival', 'Blade Runner 2049', 'First Man', 'Interstellar' and my all-time favourite film 'Gravity', have secured scores ranging from outstanding to perfect. Whilst Ad Astra may…
Midsommar brightly dances through fields of tulips to create an unsettling depiction of emasculation. "That was a waste of time" muttered the viewers behind me. "What on earth is going on?" laughed the friends in front of me. "That was hilarious!" chuckled the imprudent heterosexual lads as I was walking out. Rather infuriatingly, as with most cases of contemporary filmmaking, I yearned to instantly throw a rebuttal at their faces. "What did you expect?".
Sure, A24 were excessively marketing this…