It’s more of the same: Violence-saturated eye candy used to buff Smith’s ego and inflate his bank account.
Despite the whiff of “Oscar bait” surrounding the production, it’s a well-made, affecting tale about do-gooders who do good rather than merely muddying the waters.
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Will likely satisfy audiences who go in with appropriately established expectations because, for what it is, the film is solidly entertaining.
The filmmakers seem unconcerned about appealing to anyone who isn’t a 9-year old boy; aside from the occasional throw-away line, there’s little here to interest adults.
Because of the strength of the acting (Ronan’s in particular) and Gerwig’s unusual reworking of the novel’s chronology and ending, it deserves to be seen.
Acting is the reason to see "Bombshell" and it starts with Charlize Theron.
An individual’s appreciation may rest on a previous love of the stage play; others are more likely to throw up a hairball than purr in contentment.
U.S. Release Date: 2019-12-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sci-fi Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: J.J. Abrams
Cast: Daisy Ridley, Richard E. Grant, Joonas Suotamo, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Anthony Daniels
The last "Star Wars" movie is the most bloated and least satisfying of all the main-line adventures.
Although aspects of the storyline may seem familiar, the overall trajectory retains the capacity to surprise and shock with its bluntness.