The sense of optimism never fades and we’re left with images that are more about the enduring power of love than the oppressive force of injustice.
Despite a committed performance from Mackenzie Davis, the film corkscrews into a death spiral of trite dialogue meant to obfuscate the lack of a meaningful narrative.
Gives us a chance to reconnect with characters we fell for in 2004 and discover that, although we may have aged, our affinity for them remains constant.
If there’s something less subtle than a sledgehammer, it applies here.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes, Profanity)
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Liev Schreiber, Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig, Kunichi Nomura, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Edward Norton, Koyu Rankin, Frances McDormand
This concept, although suitable for a short, is too thin for a full animated feature and wears out its welcome long before the end credits arrive.
The vivid cinematography, affecting performance by Wolfe, and lack of saccharine allow the film to resonate.
A regurgitated product, familiar bits and pieces of teen-friendly “scary” stuff that mimics horror in disappointingly superficial ways.
Shows how the most devastating damage caused by terrorists sometimes isn’t to those who die; it’s to those who remain alive.
Although the surface tone is breezy and cheeky, there’s a lot going on beneath the facade.
Stephen King fans can rejoice that Hollywood has done justice to one of the author’s scary books.