This film is…this film is…kind of…exactly what you imagine a Coen Brothers fever dream might look like? I feel like the marketing for it made it seem as though it were a straight send-up of old-Hollywood, when studios ran every detail of an actor’s life. And…it is. But crucially, it is a lot slower than the adverts make it seem. This isn’t a bad thing, per se, as it certainly makes for an unpredictable ride, but the satire is a lot more subtle than you had been led to believe.
So many good qualities in this film. Ruined by TOBEY MUMBLY MAGUIRE. And I say this as a confirmed mumbler myself.
Re-watching this film recently, it spoke to me on a new level and thus I decided to write a review!
This film is so much more entertaining than it has any right to be.
I should point out at this point, I am a giant slut for Marvel. I will pretty much see anything with the Marvel name on it. This is not to say I won’t be fair to their films.
This film is really fucking odd. Why the hell can’t Fox get this right?!
This film is terrible, no-good kiddie tosh. It’s…okay, I couldn’t keep that up for long and that is because this film is charming as hell, seriously. Watch it now, today. Take your children, your nieces, your nephews. Take you teenage relatives, take your siblings, take your parents, and your next door neighbour. There really is something for everyone.
Do you know what? I bloody liked this film. Screw everyone else.