I was so fucking hyped for this one. Anything @chrishemsworth
is in is hype worthy for me. For months I’ve been anticipating, and when I finally survived long enough to see it, I was a bit underwhelmed. Let’s start with what I found good: director drew Goddard definitely has a real neat and swaggy sense of style; the set pieces, costumes, music, and period backdrop were all on point. Bad times definitely gets points for being unique, pretty, and visually striking. The performances were all good enough for me to stay interested. My favorites were Hamm and Hemsworth because I haven’t seen anything like this from the two yet, so New is good to me. However, just because the performances were good doesn’t mean characters were properly fleshed out, and that brings me to the bads. Some characters were introduced in the beginning as mains, but totally forgotten come the halfway point, and that made me question “what was the whole point of those long 25 minutes spent focusing on them. The narrative was a slow burn full of twists and turns that ultimately failed to keep me from yawning at times, but never to the point where I fell asleep. In the end, I liked the movie due to the all star cast and beautiful visuals, but it just took too long to get to where it was going in terms of storytelling. I’ll compare this one to a little premature brother of Quentin Tarantino’s “A Hateful Eight”, and I’ll give it a solid 7/10.
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