I actually enjoy understated film. Films where the beauty of cinematography sometimes even overshadows the plot. This has neither a notable plot nor any cinematography. Never have I felt so bored during a film or felt as though my life’s time was ‘wasted’ as I did with this steamy pile of trash.
The film is about 3 hours in length and 80% of it is pure padding; useless, watered down footage in slow motion and an endless drivel of mumbling that add absolutely nothing interesting. The megalomaniac casting is just awful. I always knew Kiefer Sutherland & Kirsten Dunst et al were mundane actors but I truly believed they’d prove me wrong this time after the sheer amount of hype this nonsense of a film got.
A concept finally came to fruition in the last 15 minutes of the second half of the film when I un-pegged my eyelids from my brow. However, it was far too little, too late. Lesson learned for the very last time: Never let hype take your money, the bandwagon is a completely false pretense. People giving this 5 stars are indoctrinated into ‘thinking’ they love a movie filmed for 3 hours inside a shoddy wedding reception, talking foolishness.