Which film if you remember did he say he'd rather sit through Cancer treatments than watch this film?
Ha! My favorite Rex Reedism: "BLUE VELVET should score high with the kind of sickos who like to smell dirty socks and pull the wings off butterflies, but there's nothing here for sane audiences." :D
Thanks for writing, Lance. Nothing wrong with "manly and macho" movies; check out CHATO'S LAND and THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT, both positively reviewed in this same column.
My favorite Rex Reed bit of vitriol was when he described Hal Needham's lack of skill behind the camera saying "Hal Needham couldn't direct traffic".
I guess if the revenant were a musical it would get a better review.
So you don't like The Revenant because it's too manly and macho? What do you expect in this time period? It was a brutal time and brutal setting. I don't understand why you think it has to make some sort of statement to be this way. It's just the way it was back then. Very realistic in my opinion. And probably the best performance by Dicaprio. I'm not saying it was the best picture of the year. But certainly better than 2 1/2 stars.
And of course this week Warner Brothers released Hitchcock's "Suspicion" from '41 -of which I own the original Three Sheet movie poster for.
Well, as long as you strive to live by my standards. That's all that matters. Peace!
You're right, Jamal. Henceforth, I will strive to live my life according to your standards. (Also FYI: If someone uses terms like "you peace[sic] of shit" and "pompous self-absorbed asshole," then most likely it's a troll or fanboy and not someone looking for a genuine discussion on film.)
Why is it everyone who disagrees with you or anyone for that matter have to be a "troll" or "fanboy" ? And so anyone who doesn't reply is weak and timid? Gotcha! No, I'm just saying always attacking others who attack you with juvenile insults doesn't make you come back on top looking like the better one. It just puts you in the same category.
Thanks for writing, Jamal. I see; so it's OK for anonymous trolls to attack people online with juvenile rants and heaps of profanity, but it's wrong for those people to respond -- better to just timidly wince and maybe even offer apologies for "offending" fanboy sensibilities. Got it.
Matt, you seem a little thin skinned and immature judging by your replies.
A 2.5/4 is very fair for this. It's not as bad as a lot of critics are saying and their arms were folded against it from the beginning, but to see these butthurt fanboys getting out the pitchforks at the suggestion that there is ANYTHING wrong with it is hilarious. It's an enjoyable, but VERY flawed movie. Relax, its an honest judgement not an attack on your favorite franchise or superhero movies in general.
Personally I hope we get a standalone Affleck Batman movie with someone other than Snyder directing.
Worst crittic frfr hate reading all this about a great movie. Get a real job dude
Thanks for writing, everyone.
Ryan Kesterson: You obviously have some serious anger-management issues. You must be real terrifying to be around at parties (and probably Trump rallies). And if "movies are not as important as [I] seem to think they are," then why is it so agonizing to you that someone disagrees with you about a film that you obviously think is the bestest ever made? Also, my life's not at all miserable, but thanks for projecting!
Asm299216: Unlike Ryan's right-wing-styled rant, your anger sounds more like that of a 16-year-old fanboy. Also, your illiterate comment is a cautionary tale for why it's important for children to stay in school.
Tired of Marvel: Thanks for your take. However, contrary to you (and Asm299216) thinking I only gave the film a mixed review because it was dark, I actually state in my review (including the very last line) that I think the dark angle works for this film.
BuffyDawn Summers: Absolutely agree with your view regarding Pa Kent, who was borderline psychotic in Man of Steel.
I am a DC fan, grew up with these superheros and it pains me to no end what they are doing with Batman and Sups in the second millenium.
Sups is still needing his daily dose of prozac. We had 150 min to see Batman And Sups make peace because of their mother's name, but i still think that Sups problem is his father figure. Donner's Superman and Smallville painted John Kent as a positive character that guided Clark to be the better man in both representations, MoS turned Mr. Kent exactly to the other side. So, Clark didn't grow to be the better assured man, which would make him a better Superman too.The self assured Clark and latter Superman were the direct product of the way his parents dealt with their special son.
You do not tell you son to leave people to die to hide talents that could save them. Imagine fathers around the world saying this to their firefighters sons (9/11?)
Someone in DC/WB has to sit down ro think of what they are doing so that they won't alienate people like me.
I am just sad that DC/WB left these superheroes in the hands of people that do not care for them. Could they remove Zack Snyder please?
Reading your review gave me horrible flashbacks to my intro to film class in college. You sound like a pompous self-absorbed asshole who chose a shitty major and is now trying to justify it. Do you honestly take yourself seriously? It's a fucking comic book movie for Christ's sake. I don't like comics at all, but the movie was entertaining nonetheless. You must also be real fun at parties. I can only hope that your life is as miserable as you make it out to be. My advice to you is to get over yourself, realize that movies are not as important as you seem to think they are, and enjoy life a little bit.
everyone keeps wanting a marvel happy superhero with wise cracking morally superior heroes that never really deal with the consequences of their actions. This was meant to be dark and humorless. Doomsday is the monster that is unkillable, how do you make that light hearted. Was DC supposed to just make an avengers movie?
Ohh shut up your the peace shit that never satisfied with a fucking movie there a dam reason why shit was left unanswered also of course shit will be dark after the man of steel asshole a fucking city started blowing up people died just watch marvel movies if you want happy good times there more I can say but I don't wanna be here long you peace of shit read comics
Fantastic movie, fantastic review. So much depth in this movie what with details about all sorts of prejudice relating to the sex, race, and/or ethnicity of a person.
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