From once-secret art during post-war repression
To open appreciation of Tom’s artistic expression.
Well-acted, but too safe/clean.
Pool party cops (subverting our assumed impression).
George and Harold: cheeky pranksters (it’s in their genes).
Crabby Krupp wants to catch them by any means.
It drags at times, but at its best
When subversive jokes are expressed.
I’d certainly have welcomed some more Edith scenes.
Gasping, white-knuckled, each time rock crumbled:
Watching climbers on peaks as they stumbled.
The splendour of landscapes (sublime),
With orchestral music (divine).
Such magnificent sights left me awe-struck and humbled.
While twin sister Amy’s career’s really soaring,
Polly’s in a work rut, and her daily life’s boring.
She hopes things can flip.
Cue: her ill-advised trip.
Some terrific jokes had me absolutely roaring.
Seal taking on every gig. Oh, his hubris: ‘How can I lose?’
Not much under the hood here, as we follow each deal & schmooze …
(Hiding out; night in a cell;
In cahoots with gov and cartel)
… But it’s entertaining, thanks to the reliably charismatic Cruise.
As this ‘based on a true …’ story is told,
It’s a big-hearted joy to behold.
Family pressure to wed,
An existential health dread,
And an abundance of comedy gold.
Remarkable ape movements and fights.
For comic relief: Zahn’s Bad Ape delights.
Caesar’s so deeply expressive.
Serkis’ work here: impressive.
Great film (though shy of Dawn‘s lofty heights).
A heavy burden hangs over Conor’s head:
Impending loss; an existential dread.
Enter: an anthropomorphic tree.
Can its fables set him free?
Impressive (dark) visuals. Tears to be shed.
Time, loss and grief (with its profound feeling of sinking).
Watching, there were fluctuations in my thinking:
From ‘I’m gonna cry. Where’s my hankie?’
To ‘Ugh, now this feels wanky.’
To me, a misstep: sheeted neighbour, with memory shrinking.
Artistry in the choreography (soundtrack with scene).
Elgort: charismatic; battling demons re keeping ‘clean’.
Such questionable character motivations
Relating to some third act situations.
Jones stands out, with the best performance on the screen.