Two stars for being fun to watch. The effects were great and it had really cool stunt coordination, nice use of lighting as well. I wish some themes had of been introduced sooner or not at all (ideally not at all) One of the plot lines, although it's mystery remained unsolved, was one of the most interesting aspects of this film. Keep your eyes out for clues.
My lord i can’t wait to see what Drew Goddard does after this. Thank god he didn’t get to do Sinister Six cause maybe he wouldn’t have done this movie or at least not the way he did it here. It’s almost an Edgar Wright situation with ANT-MAN and Baby Driver. Man i’m telling you was just awesome but i don’t wanna say anything else except don’t watch the trailer or look anything up. Just watch this movie
Unjustly ignored last year on release Goddard's follow up to his great meta-horror film 'Cabin in the Woods' invokes the same playfulness with genre and scripting even if many viewers write it off as post-Tarantino film geek homage/rip-off. Exceptionally well cast and performed especially by Johnson, Erivo and Pullman. 'It all starts with a simple choice.'
At over 2h long, this wannabe Tarantino movie was just decent in some episodic moments but overall very dull. The story is quite simple but being told from multiple points of view gave a false feeling that this was something special. The start was promising but then gradually this turned into a mess, especially when an awful Hemsworth stepped in. 5.25/10.
Everything about this is gratuitous and formulaic, designed to appeal to viewers who liked Coen Bos. or Tarantino: the violence, the 60's soundtrack, even the cinematography. What they spent on rights to the songs is probably enough to pay for a hospital in a 3rd world country. I'm reminded of the words of Dorothy Parker: This is not a film "which should be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force."
Starts like a screenwriting 101 exercise (a priest, a soul singer, and a vacuum salesman check into a hotel) and never takes off from there. Goddard's latest is bogged down by its love of Tarantino-isms and a superficial reading of Sixties America. Proof that you can hire some of the best actors in the business and it'll still be for naught if your script possesses a complete lack of urgency or impactful dialogue.
Like Tarantino, Goddard confuses long conversation with layered characterization, over-complicated plotting for complexity, needless nonlinear structures for uniqueness, and smarmy, wise-ass humor for cleverness. And like QT he has an auteurist eye for mise-en-scene, is creative in his scene setups, and has exciting action scenes. Therefore, both need someone other than themselves for the screenplay. And an editor.
Mara! Filme cheio de plot twists (espero q isso não seja spoiler kkk) e com um final xokant! Nada previsível e adorei que vc vai descobrindo tudo meio que aos poucos, junto c as personagens. Tudo que acontece é uma novidade, surprendente, vários "eita, não esperava por essa"! Ah, adorei as atuações, principalmente do menino esquisitinho recepcionista do hotel. Umas coisas meio Tarantino tb... Review confusa, sry.
Esta presunta película de misterio comete el mayor de los pecados cinematográficos, según Billy Wilder: es mortalmente aburrida. Presenta situaciones y personajes potencialmente interesantes, pero ninguna se consolida de forma satisfactoria, en mi opinión. Las 2 estrellas va por el estilizado diseño de producción y la siempre bienvenida presencia de Jeff Bridges.