Oh, I loved this. Disaster movies are rated on a curve. As other reviews have pointed out, this film is far, far better than it has any right to be, and it excels in a big way by focusing on character rather than spectacle. The asteroid predicament isn't new, but it is presented well—fragments that weren't caught by our current technology. The separated couple predicament isn't new, either, but Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin give strong performances. I liked their characters a lot. This movie was well-crafted fun with genuine heart and stressful tension. What more could I ask for Movie Night?
Into the Wild for people who haven't seen Into the Wild?
This film did not work for me at all. I loved The Rider, so I'm familiar with Chloé Zhao's work. I didn't find a whole lot of there there, and for what was there, Into the Wild did better. As Mike D'Angelo wrote in his review, Nomadland takes a peculiar middle ground between Fern freely choosing this life and it being forced upon her by capitalism (or S O…
Without a doubt one of my biggest gaps in film knowledge until now. I knew the gifs and the memes and the Royale with cheese and the path of the righteous man, but it didn't lessen the impact on screen in the moment. I laughed shamefully hard at the scene with Marvin.
Weirdly enough, it made me appreciate Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood quite a bit more. I missed Rick and Cliff and the bittersweet reimagining of Sharon Tate. Strange how movies can do that.
Came for Mary Elizabeth Winstead, DID NOT LEAVE DISAPPOINTED. Wow, did I ever like the hell out of this movie in stark contrast to how much I didn't enjoy its Deadpool-esque marketing campaign. It is sharp, well-directed, and that final fight scene was something to behold. They successfully blended Harley Quinn's utter over-the-topness with more grounded characters and performances, like Black Canary and Huntress. Ewan McGregor did whatever the fuck he wanted, and I 👏 am 👏 here 👏 for 👏 it.