Ugly, garish, anachronistic like a small mean child playing with matches, and completely lacking in anything Robin Hood–y: there’s no fun, no romance, no virtue. Instead? Bizarre “aesthetics” and even worse politics.
We should be absolutely sick to death of all the cash-ins, pseudo-remakes and imitators. Where are they?
Simultaneously the dullest and the most insulting version of itself it could possibly be. If only it had managed to be campy, that’d be something…
Instantly forgettable but more than passable as a diversion; solid B-movie cheese that’s like Titanic-lite meets Gladiator-lite.
Here’s an idea: tell a story about a female superhero who has to fight not only bad guys but cultural assumptions. Cast Jennifer Lawrence.
This could be quite hilarious.
Insanely grand… My god, I love this movie. It’s every movie. It’s the ultimate movie.
Or are they a temporary symptom of Hollywood’s struggle to keep audiences engaged?
Since the question from prompted by a stage performance, feel free to include theater if you want. TV, too… though I suspect that as a longer form of storytelling, TV can’t ever cut it on actors alone.
I’ve just scheduled a bunch of Meetups for the next few weeks. Here’s what’s on offer…