Ok sure, I made it through the famous super-long single tracking shot that introduces the film. It was pretty neat, especially considering the choreography involving various actors, lines, automobiles, etc. that all had to be at the right place at the right time. Let alone the camera work. But guess what you didn't hear about that shot: It's loaded with self-indulgent, schmucky attitude.
Err, maybe I was just in a cynical, bad mood when I put this on. But then again, I don't ever seem to be in the mood for Robert Altman. I don't like having to work myself up to get into a film. And the few movies of his I've watched have felt like a chore. I know. It's just me.
Anyway, got thru 45 minutes or so before I pulled the plug on it.
Got about 35 minutes in and realized I just didn't care. I'm growing weary of Burton's constant re-imaginings and hate that he's become a parody of himself. Find something original to work on, please Tim?
Takashi Miike is such a BADASS! Look how badass he can be!
Stupid, stupid film with no redeeming merits to speak of. Great concept, horrible execution. The only thing truly shocking here is how shallow and uninspired this "dark satire" was. I've watched and enjoyed some of Miike's stuff in the past, but 45 minutes of this was all I could bear.
Put it on Halloween night and...just wasn't feeling it. Couldn't take the cheesy music, costume design, and projected voice overs. I turned it off very prematurely in favor of "The Burning", but can't say I'll return to it.
Yuk. I can only hope the book was better. None of the attempts at emotional drama or tension work in this film, and I was left simply hating everyone in it. Not sure if I turned it off, or simply let it run while I fould something more interesting to do on-line.
Often when I think I'm in the mood for a terrible movie, it turns out I'm actually in the mood for Indian food...or jazz music, or living room sex, or a jog, or bourbon, or a fight. But usually not a terrible terrible movie.
The films I've turned off this year without making it all the way through.