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Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
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Was hanging out for this one. Wasn't disappointed, but not blown away either. I can appreciate that I should have watched Mandy at the movies, and I enjoyed the "gonzo" style of film-making. Still, nothing I haven't seen before many times over, and by no means a reason to get excited about Cage again. He was just being himself, I guess; and in a film that seemed tailored to his acting sensibilities. But I wouldn't get too excited about that if you're a fan of his work. Good stuff. Smoke that Weed! And don't be so violently insecure about your small dick!
So if the question of why you're even watching this shit doesn't beg itself long before the half-way mark then you're probably a dickhead. I'm keen to watch more of Ben's work though. He fucked up here but showcased a lot of skill too. Great "Australian" story though........yeah, right.
Umm, what the fuck is this rubbish? I still can't quite figure how this got made. The only thing I've worked out is that there is nothing subversive or clever about Kingsman. It's just bizarre how stupid it is conceptually, and in it's execution. I liked the church kill frenzy scene unto itself though......sort of.
For the most part I quite enjoyed this film. But there is a genuinely contrived angle to the story and characters that just doesn't ring true. I watched it for the second time tonight, the first being at the cinema upon its initial release. And the thing that really stuck with me is what a great movie this would be for young teenagers who would most likely fall under its spell. Well intentioned and certainly not bad, but by no means a classic
A frustrating movie that has many moments of promise. The script is pretty poor and Seann simply can't manage the required character nuances well enough to compensate, leaving the viewer with alternate moments of genuine hilarity and embarrassment. I mean, if you didn't know it was based on a true story you'd think you were watching Happy Gilmore at times. As a result, it's also a lost opportunity to tap more insightfully into a niche culture. I enjoyed quite a few moments in this film, and thought substanstially less of others. The depiction of violence can be pretty ham-fisted in a pretentious sort of way too. There's a good story here that's worth telling, but this effort doesn't quite get there.