Someone told Netflix that Kirk Wise (Beauty & The Beast, Hunchback, Atlantis, assisted with other Disney movies) was making a new movie and they bought it for streaming launch rights on the spot.
Too bad it was this.
What happened, Kirk?
"Now vote or you will be execute"
This stupid little moviefilm still made me laugh quite a bit and, if I'm a child for it, so be it.
But who knew this stupid little moviefilm would have some rather heartwarming, emotional moments?
Who knew this stupid little moviefilm would have one of the best babysitters committed to film?
Who knew this stupid little moviefilm would have one of the better twists of the year?
And who knew this stupid little…
Oh cool, this got added on here. (It's on Prime USA)
I guess I don't entirely know how to rate this one? It's weird because it feels less like a movie and more like a slice of life? I suppose it's a compliment to the acting that it didn't feel like the cast actually was.
Basically, this movie takes place over the course of about a week and not a whole lot "happens", but it feels.....cozy in a way. Worth a watch if you just want something laidback for about 70 minutes!
I see Ben Wheatley decided to go the TV movie route.
Like a Lifetime movie with a spruced-up budget. Besides an okay production design, costumes, and scenery, everything else here just felt flat and lifeless. The main cast, all of whom I'm usually fond of, all let me down here. There's also weird editing choices and an odd lack of polish at times.
I didn't get too excited from the trailer, but I found A Field In England to be…
Do not do what I did and expect another Hill House or even a straightforward adaptation of Turn of the Screw. This is not either of those things.
Reading reviews afterwards, I realized that I was in the completely incorrect headspace for this. I will need to watch this again, even if it isn't for a while.
PSA, not a review:
I saw this came out on Amazon Prime (US) yesterday (via Instantwatcher, an absolute life-saver when it comes to the immense amount of Prime content). I went to look up the movie and found....well, basically nothing besides the few reviews on here and Ebert's review.
This seems to have been extremely hard-to-find for the longest, so here's the link: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08K3V6LCN/
Honestly, Taken 3 might just have better editing than this.
It also has more reason to exist.
The Mulan trailer came out looking like it would be a different, more grounded take on the story. Instead, we got a typical remake that is somehow even less realistic. It copies scenes from the animated film, takes out everything worthwhile about those scenes (whether it's the music, the subtlety, the humor, etc) and pastes them in.
It's only one star instead of half because the set design is decent.