This was the first Quentin Tarantino film that I have seen in theaters. It’s not that I don’t like his movies, I do, but I just would never get around to seeing them. With that being said, this was definitely one to see in theaters.
First thing I wanted to talk about with this movie is the cast. The cast is absolutely remarkable, leading with Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, and Brad Pitt. They were wonderful! I enjoyed Leo’s overdramatic nature of his character. All of them embodied their characters and made them feel like real people.
Another thing that I really liked was the story and how it was told. It was very interesting. It was told with a few points of view with multiple people and small yet important storylines winding their way through each other. You were introduced to a lot of different characters who you never saw again, some had importance and some did not. The story was also interesting because part of it is based on real-life, but what happens in the film is not what actually happened. Does that make sense? He used the true story as a jumping-off point and took it in a completely new direction. I was completely fascinated by the end.
One of the things that I was not prepared for was the lack of violence until the very end of the film. There was practically nothing until the last 20 minutes of the movie. Part of me was expecting there to be more blood, fighting, and death throughout the movie. It was a pleasant surprise. I appreciated that it was saved for the end and was a pretty epic climax.
Overall I did really enjoyed this film. It didn’t feel like the 2 and a half hours that is was. I hope to see what other movies Quentin will do in the future.
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Now I will probably say this about every Wes Anderson movie I talk about here, but I really really love his movies. There isn’t one that I have seen that I don’t like. This one is included.
There are many things that I enjoy about this film. First I really like the overall tone of the film. This melancholy, slightly whimsical feeling that you get from the film is great. I felt so content after watching it. The overall look of this film, like all of his films, helps bring me to that conclusion of that melancholy feeling. I will say that this is definitely one of his weirdest films. It is a very interesting concept.
The other thing that I really liked was the script. I liked the witty banter between each of the brothers. They all had their own quirks with what was said and how they said it. Like I said, this was one of Wes Anderson’s weirdest films and the script was no different. Somethings that were in it, you didn’t really know where he was going with it, but it worked none the less and resolved itself in the end.
Overall I do recommend this movie. I recommend all of Wes Anderson’s movies. There is only one that I haven’t seen. Don’t worry I will get to it quite soon. I really do, whole-heartedly, enjoy all of his movies. His style is so entertaining to watch and the symmetry of each frame makes me really happy. If you haven’t watched any of his films, do it! I promise you won’t regret it. One of his films is in my top favorites (check it out).
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After seeing this movie on many “must watch” lists, I finally had the chance to sit down and watch it. It has taken me a little while to wrap my head around my thoughts of this movie. Even now, several hours later, there are still somethings that I am unsure of.
First, there were somethings that I really did enjoy about the movie. I really liked the script and the way that it kept you on the edge of your seat. You had no idea who actually telling the truth or if everyone was lying. I also appreciated the nod to the old film noir movies. It was a more modern (1970’s) take on those kinds of films, but it was nice to have something that was along those lines and had one guessing “who done it?”
Another thing that I really enjoyed about the film was the acting and the actor’s involved. This was one of Jack Nicholson’s best performances and Faye Dunaway was equally as impressive. I thought they brought a great deal to their characters. Each one had their secrets and pasts that they didn’t really want to speak about, but it drove what they were doing in their present.
Now, even though there was a lot that I really liked about this movie, there were somethings that I didn’t understand or are having trouble understanding. I am also not sure exactly how I feel about the film as a whole. Part of me thinks that some of my feelings are coming from me possibly not being in the mood for this type of film, but I am not really sure.
I don’t think I was prepared for how heavy this film really is and the themes that end up popping up at the end. I was aware of the big twist between Faye’s character and her sister. I also didn’t understand the “Chinatown” thing that everyone kept talking about. I wish that part of it was explained a little more in this and not just insinuated. I am also not sure about the ending of the movie. Not that I wanted it completely resolved but, there was no justice at all. The bad guy completely won. I know that happy endings can’t happen all of the time, but at least have there be some resolve.
Over-all it was a good movie, though I am not sure if I really liked it. All of the elements were there for a good movie, I do think that it was a good movie. I was just not prepared for it. I think it deserves another chance on my end. Perhaps when I am in more of a mood for a serious themed movie.
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