Gender: Male Location: Balls deep in your cerebral cortex
started out like an interesting movie, something like 'Limitless' that would lead to brain damage or mental/psychological breakdown... which it sort of did, but they went about it in a way that basically turned the movie into a bullshit 'Final Destination-esque' ghost movie... and i abhor ghost movies.
ham-fisted trash. How as a movie do you manage to be overly long and underdeveloped? This probably could have worked better as a series, but instead we got very little world exploration and a racial allegory with all the subtlety of a nuclear explosion.
Some of the dialogue felt like inorganic, like Aaron Sorkin wrote it, but it was still a good movie.
Gender: Male Location: South Africa,
under the bed.
Marshall (2017) 8/10.
No real surprises here. It's a good bio film done by the numbers but in this case that's not a negative. No real surprises or twists but this film was never intended to be a mystery/drama/thriller. It was intended to pay homage to one of the most influential and iconic men who ever lived and it succeeds admirably in that purpose.
In a story as old as time what really stands out are the characters and the actors who portray them and the director who guides them. All do a fantastic job and while the story inevitably seemed somewhat predictable, I was never bored. Instead I was fascinated by the man himself, Thurgood Marshall, and the drive and purpose he displayed.
I can pay no greater respect to him than to say that if ever there was a man who reminded me of Nelson Mandela it was Thurgood Marshall.