“This is one of those, I-really-wanna-just-crawl-into-bed-so-this-is-gonna-be-short write ups. Sorry, but two hours running time after waaaay too many trailers, most of which I’d seen, only one of which interested me (The Fighter), means that Im sitting down to write this far later than I’d expected.
Points in its favor: compelling characters, capital cast. Points against: slow paced, heavy on the plot details early on.
At times, it felt like there really wasnt much story, and I was tempted to leave and find out the DWTS results (not that I actually would have left), but the characters pulled me back. It just took so freakin’ long to get anywhere. It built to a pretty satisfying climax, but then the resolution dragged on and on. Almost felt like the last LOTR. You think its done, then there’s another ending and another, and next thing you know you’ve had your jacket on for 30 min just waiting to leave the theater.
I also want to take a moment to say that Shia LaBeouf is a better actor that most give him credit for. Yes, he has films like Transformers in his past, but he is capable of more than that. This was a good chance for him to stretch a bit more. And we all know I love Carey Mulligan and Michael Douglass is the man. Dont think I need to say more ’bout them.
And Im sleepy now
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