J Law’s home renovation from hell
With imagery that your mind may well dwell,
Love or hate it – maybe true,
Tries too hard to please few,
Controversy is this film’s only sell.
Luciana’s doing it tough in NYC (feels dejected)
In this debut that takes us places unexpected.
Levels of suspense
When there’s little choice but to do what’s directed.
So here’s a bunch of smart, pretty people in space,
On the ISS (cue co-operating human race).
But these characters had me surprised
At some actions (ill-advised),
In this quite ridiculous, but scary / fun survival-chase.
Snowden: a whistle-blower re NSA-sanctioned toil.
Some see him as a patriot; some as disloyal.
A lifeless film: no new insights learned
In this story of how he’s burned
And the ensuing shit-storm of a level most royal.
So Nancy’s in search of late Mom’s secret beach …
Then danger! Will safety ever be within reach?
As Sharky gets forceful,
Nancy gets resourceful.
Often ridiculous, but there’s genuine tension: Screech!
So these magicians have been on the run …
Now a new caper, and a MacGuffin to be won.
In the plot (absurd),
Logic is blurred.
It’s largely ridiculous, though at times fun.
Some dodgy dialogue (cue ear burns),
Plus a number of ridiculous plot turns.
But Elba’s so magnetic,
And the film so energetic,
That it’s entertaining, despite the concerns.
Patriots, considering spying the ultimate sin,
Find it expedient to send Donovan to Berlin.
Hanks plays quietly heroic.
Highlight: Rylance as Mr. Stoic,
Who mesmerises, taking his fate on the chin.
Despite fab work from Hardy as the infamous twins …
(The Krays: those gangsters, with their litany of sins)
The film sluggishly drags on,
And can’t be saved by Reg and Ron.
A less interesting telling of their real-life losses / wins.
Toilet-room meeting for Mina and Jude.
Later, the arrival of a cute little dude.
A good psychological drama …
Music mirrors the vibe de karma.
An unravelling about so much more than food.