I imagine The Favourite would be the result if Kenneth Branagh were to go out for a night of heavy drinking and drugs.
That chase scene is so bad, it rivals Assassin’s Creed for being The Most Incoherent Shitshow on Wheels.
I recommend you take a drink every time Aaron Taylor-Johnson says, “DOUGLAS.” That’s literally all he says, so you’ll be nice and fuzzy by the end.
There are some hammy moments that work really well here. However, there is a limit to how much ham one should eat while making a movie-
Troy not only made itself a huge ham sandwich but also added lots and lots of cheese.
There are moments in The Lost City of Z that kept me enraptured but I just wasn’t engaged throughout the entire movie.
I’d recommend watching this the same way you would watch A Knight’s Tale with maybe a bit more seriousness because Paul Bettany and Alan Tudyk aren’t around to sing drinking songs.
Hostiles is a hard, jarring look at the treatment and attitude towards Native Americans in the year 1892. It’s far from the romanticized ideal we’ve grown up with.
In this political climate, I don’t think it’s enough to just present events without commentary.
LET’S GET TO THE ACTION, DON’T THINK TOO HARD, DENZEL IS GOD, IT WORKED IN BLAZING SADDLES, SHANGHAI NOON WAS ALSO GREAT, AND HERE IS A GUN.
If anyone was going to champion this movie, it was me!