The Stand In Movie Review

The Stand In Movie Review

The Stand In Movie Review. The authors who presented their film as a comedy themselves, most likely, do not know what a comedy should look like. Or maybe, on the contrary, they know too well. In ancient times, almost any work with a sad or even tragic beginning, but an optimistic ending, which gave the viewer a number of positive emotions, was considered a comedy. At the same time, there could be nothing funny in a comedy play. With the “understudy” about the same. Three or four funny moments for the whole movie and a positive ending – this is not something that now could even remotely be mistaken for an entertainment genre.

The heroine of the tape – the popular comedy actress Candy Black – becomes a hostage of her own role and slides downhill. When her life comes to an edge, and her career has been in the “Kevin Spacey” stage for five years, Paula returns to her – her less bitchy counterpart, who worked as her stunt double during the glory of the actress. Candy offers Paul to replace her not on the screen, but in reality, and she, who dreams of fame, agrees.

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Going Deeper

The further, the deeper both are drawn into their new lives. The understudy is crazy about fame and begins to crush Candy’s life more and more for herself, turning into a bitch. And Candy herself is glad that she can finally do what she wants, and can be absolutely free from the glitter of spotlights, turning from a bitch into a sweet home madam. At the junction of interests, however; two opposites of the same stage image have serious conflicts with beatings, betrayal, betrayal and theft. Do not forget about hysterics with tears, this is also very important. No, there is frankly nothing to laugh at here, and the authors of the tape were well aware of this.

So what is it if you try to define the genre? It all depends on the minute you start watching this tape. At first it will be funny, then melodramatic, then again a little funny; then generally sad, then some kind of tin; and in the end it will be … it is not clear how; because it is difficult to find a definition for this cocktail of feelings. The word “tragicomedy” cannot describe what you see, but it is the closest one here.

Mank Movie Commentary

Mank Movie Commentary

Mank Movie Commentary. It is not customary to discuss Gary Oldman’s acting. And with roles similar to the character, such a discussion is generally taboo. Here is just such a case. For an ordinary director to achieve success, it would be enough just to give this actor a live background, so that the film at least formally differs from a solo performance. But a good director will select worthy partners in the frame, like a filmmaker selects the right frame for a masterpiece canvas. How lucky Fincher is one of those.

“Mank” was generally lucky with him. As with his father, Jack Fincher, the scriptwriter and responsible for the original nostalgic impressions of the 1930s and 1940s. Because with all the confusion of Mankiewicz’s life shown, both Finchers manage to completely clear out any doubts about his professionalism and, in fact, the role of the first violin in Citizen Kane’s ensemble. And this is the main thing for which the film was shot.

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But what is there to do to those who have nothing to do with the personality of this very Monk and “Citizen Kane” movie in general? Alas, one can only sympathize with such people. Although there is still noir. There is not so much of him here, but he is the most purebred: a lively saxophone in the company of a plucked double bass sets the rhythm for an ever-sunny Hollywood, and an alarming clarinet is waiting for the impact of loud trumpets to properly note the skeleton falling out of the cabinet; dazzling women, fedora hats and serious men who knew how to wear them.

When was cinematography so perfect? Never. And the Finchers sigh is about that. Solid as a tweed three-piece suit, and deep as the bottom of a screenwriter’s glass. It’s definitely worth a drink for this. So splash yourself with the best whiskey you can find, and opt for a cigar as an appetizer. The Lord clearly loves Hollywood joker-alcoholics. May their cup not empty – both in this world and in that one.

Plot of Wonder Woman 1984

Plot of Wonder Woman 1984

Plot of Wonder Woman 1984. Everyone, literally everyone who was in charge of the script and art production, gruffed with relish and hammered into the setting they had chosen. From the 80s in the film only a little at the beginning, and then all together leave the past in the past and add advanced modern technologies and equipment to the plot, allowing you to drive between the USA and Africa in a couple of hours without refueling.

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Separately, it is worth telling about how the Cheetah was introduced. Imagine a hypothetical elementary school textbook in which the author superficially tells child readers; how drama works with a couple of deliberately exaggerated examples. Now imagine that the screenwriter of a two-hundred millionth blockbuster took from there absolutely all the stereotyped; and almost caricatured techniques for presenting a “insecure character with some complexes”, stuffing them in a couple of minutes. You don’t even need to have a rich experience of watching a movie to understand how disgusting the result was. Even some Joel Schumacher in his DC film adaptations did not cram all the well-known cliches into one scene, but gave the viewer a break. In contrast, the authors of Wonder Woman 1984 did not feel sorry for anyone.

In this complete darkness, a little insane smile gleams Pedro Pascal, who, most likely, forgot to tell that there is no need to strain. So the actor tries, and even so that

Wonder Woman 1984 Movie Review

Wonder Woman 1984 Movie Review

Wonder Woman 1984 Movie Review. Attraction of unprecedented spit. The year 2020, along with viral infections, brought new film distribution schemes to the world. They will allow producers to save money, and viewers – not to get out of safe apartments, having access to all the latest movies. Many filmmakers were rightly indignant at such a redistribution of the market – especially loudly shouted those whose films can only bring full pleasure on very large screens of cinemas. But the authors of Wonder Woman 1984 were not one of them.

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Firstly, because they received compensation, and secondly, because they knew that the viewer of their film would not lose anything from watching at home. If you sum up all the action of a two-and-a-half-hour film, then it is unlikely that twenty minutes will be typed. And if you take from them a well-staged and entertaining action game, for which you are not ashamed yet, then … somebody, borrow a stopwatch, you can’t do without it. Home viewing will give you a complete picture of both the product; and the fact that director Patty Jenkins was just lucky with the first film, and there can be no question of any talent. With the second film, it was necessary to replace luck with experience; and the freshness of first impressions with diligence and skill. Nothing of the kind was seen when watching Wonder Woman 1984.

So, in the courtyard, a wonderful era of strange outfits and high hairstyles; and the American dream again opens the doors to daring personalities and hotheads. Diana Prince lives the ordinary life of a very wealthy lady; periodically putting on her superhero costume and beating up villains. And when the bandits are over; she languidly drinks coffee alone, walks through the dark house; and misses her first boyfriend who died in the Great War. Fortunately, she does not have to be bored for long – the authors; as best they can, introduce a couple of antagonists into the plot: Barbara Minerva; who is to become Cheetah – one of the main blood enemies of the character; and Maxwell Lord – the fulfillment of desires.

Monster Hunter Movie Commentary

Monster Hunter Movie Commentary

Monster Hunter Movie Commentary. The main thing in battles with giants for viewers familiar with the original source will not be fights, but preparation of characters for a collision. Making gadgets and weapons to fight some and using entrails and trophies from slain monsters to defeat others. Anderson has clearly spent enough time in the series not to miss this moment. Fortunately, preparation like all kinds of “grind” and “craft” takes at most a few minutes. There is no time to get bored and swayed, you need to destroy, break and save yourself if something does not go according to plan.

It is difficult to imagine the conditions under which all this was filmed, because the budget of the film is modest, and the monsters are often shown here in all their glory in the daylight. Of course, we saved on the scenery – two-thirds of the film is spent running through the desert; but otherwise everything looks more than worthy; and it’s hard to believe that the last “Resident Evil” and this film were shot by the same people. There is darkness, close-ups and incessant flickering. Here – intelligible and detailed battles with dragons in the light of the sun and rare skirmishes in the dark; moreover, justified by the plot, and not by the budget.

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Anderson did a real miracle by filming one of the most authentic video game adaptations for free, without losing any of its features; or, more importantly, its spirit. It’s nice to see that at least someone in Hollywood is concerned not only with the task of making a film; but also with the feelings of viewers who are interested in this film. Plus, the story’s frantic pace and simplicity will keep those unfamiliar with Capcom’s Monster Hunter fun. The product is almost universal.

Therefore, it remains only to regret that the continuation will not happen; and we will not only not see intelligent anthropomorphic palico cats in action (the scene after the credits hints at something very funny); but also the end of the story itself. Alas, the film pompously breaks off at the most interesting two steps from the goal; and even before the battle with an extremely dangerous fantastic creature. And therefore, all that remains is to yearn for lost opportunities and very proud Chinese knees.

Godzilla vs Kong Movie Commentary

Godzilla vs Kong Movie Commentary

Godzilla vs Kong Movie Commentary. According to the plot, the titans successfully interrupted each other, and only the matured Kong and the very evil Godzilla remained. But people can never sleep peacefully until one destroys the other. However, you can wait with this, especially if you use one of them to break through to the Hollow Earth – the birthplace of the titans, in no way resembling the center of Jules Verne’s Earth. If you watched the trailers, then you know about the plot about everything you need.

If you watched the trailers more carefully, then you know all the plot twists in advance. This film is not about cunning and tactics, not about the heroism of soldiers and the rallying of people. This is a set of plot links between scenes of giants fighting with one, but an important exception – at least one giant is given much more screen time than humans. And this fundamentally changes the matter.

Despite the abundance of human characters, they are here either comedian extras or assistants to giants, but certainly not the central figures of the plot. They try not to pull the blanket over themselves, they only make minor edits to the path of the main acting muzzles. The number of frightened idiots, of course, has not decreased, but at least it does not distract from what you are watching such films for.

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The Goods and The Bads

However, it is worth mentioning that there is no non-stop action in the film at all, and all the collisions of giants have already been spotted in trailers. Nevertheless, the action is quite proportional from local skirmishes to an almost half-hour denouement; combining the forces of wildlife and technology. Questions about the appropriateness of the presence of people in the plot immediately disappear; because the logic of their actions worked exactly to ensure that the ending turned out to be worthy of the viewer.

And now to the unpleasant. “Godzilla vs. Kong” is not a cult movie; and it is unlikely that the viewer will include it in their top 10 best films of 2021 by the end of the year. This entertainment, albeit a massive one, is extremely specific. An adult viewer will not be able to perceive an action for the sake of action without a coherent story and rudiments of meaning; for this you need to get more experienced at watching films of similar content. Otherwise, “Godzilla v. Kong” will not please you – every scene and every phrase of any dialogue will raise numerous questions. None of the blockbuster filmmakers asked them themselves when proofreading the script; so we don’t recommend you to do this either.

Bob Odenkirk Kickass New Movie

Bob Odenkirk Kickass New Movie

Bob Odenkirk Kickass New Movie. Children have grown up, parents can live a little for themselves. Problems that almost everyone can empathize with, only with firearms and grievous bodily harm. Conceptually, the film is closer not so much to “John Wick” as to “Rocky Balboa”! There, the main character was also in crisis and deliberately went into battle in order to release the inner beast and find peace of mind.

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Letting out the inner beast Mr. Nobody will be with maximum cruelty for opponents and with maximum fun for the audience. Ilya Naishuller made a film with a very clear style, which is diametrically opposed to the cold neo-noir “John Wick”. A picture in warm colors, music on a tube player, weapons from available tools and very dirty fighting techniques instead of technical jiu-jitsu. And the main difference, of course, is in the villains. Naishuller’s Russian mafia draws a lot from the flavor of Balaban’s films (Eggplant, hello!), Serebryakov is in his place, but the task of the villains is not to frighten, but to entertain. The jokes in the film work – understandable to American and Russian viewers.

Does the movie have any downsides? The final post-shoot did not have enough budget and tension, borrowing from Call of Duty was superfluous. However, with a budget of $ 16 million, it is a sin to complain about this, especially since the most important thing is that the film delivers positive emotions. The trailer promises shots and humor – the movie gives you shots and humor. And a little sweet for dessert.

New Mortal Kombat Movie Review

New Mortal Kombat Movie Review

There is a lot of fighting in the film. The fights are fierce. The heroes do not hesitate to cough up blood and treat each other without any reverence in terms of the integrity of bones and internal organs. Another thing is that filmed all this is not always good. In the world where John Wick exists, falling back to the patterns of Jason Bourne is somehow not comme il faut. New Mortal Kombat Movie Review.

Ragged editing, designed to blur the impression of the physical fitness of the actors, sometimes spoils the picture. The key word is “sometimes” – mostly brawls look pretty. The visual effects in some scenes are striking, but you can see that the creators did their best to smooth out the eye-catchingness of the budget CGI. There are bloody finishing moves, the so-called fatalities, who do not hesitate to take advantage of the R rating to the fullest. New Mortal Kombat Movie Review.


Why, then, is it impossible to admire and throw caps into the air? Firstly, between fights, you need to endure a storytelling that is stupid and cliché, in the best traditions of B-movies of the 90s, moreover, rather intimate, since there was not enough budget for a variety of location filming. And secondly, the amount of assault does not translate into quality. At some point, it simply gets boring to watch the fluttering of arms, legs, heads and other things. Instead of slowly savoring the deadly waltz of two fighters, the authors dump acid cosplayers on the viewer. Even the trademark fatality does not save – there is no satisfaction from a spectacular ending when there is no fight as such.

Compounding the aversion is the lack of memorable characters. Of the entire roster, only Kano has any charm. In terms of charisma, today’s actors for the most part are not able to compete even with Carey-Hiroyuka Tagawa; not to mention Christopher Lambert. Therefore, when Scorpio or Sub-Zero replace boring dummies; by an absurd coincidence of circumstances responding to familiar names, nostalgic delight awakens. Uniform magic of multicolored ninjas is going on.

The 2021 Mortal Kombat tries to simultaneously please old fans of the franchise and attract fresh ones. For the former, there are tons of specific references and fatalities, for the latter – new heroes and a different story. An attempt to sit on two chairs can be successful due to outstanding physical fitness; but still the main advantage of the film is terry old school and vigorous nostalgia.