Review of Tesla
What the hell was this movie? *SPOILERS AHEAD* The artistic choices were different, but I think they tried a little too hard to make it different and it made for a weird movie. The choice of having J.P. Morgan's daughter telling the story like she is the narrator of a documentary about Tesla with and talking about the important people in his life by saying how many results come up about them in a Google search and showing the image results. Anne Morgan wasn't really a big part of his life anyway, but somehow they portray that she was. Another weird thing was Tesla and Anne rollerskating in the parlor or foyer of the Morgan estate. But the weirdest thing of all was at the end of the movie they summarized it with a montage and had Ethan Hawke in front of a green screen doing an awful karaoke version of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears. That reminds me, they used green screens which were purposely terrible as backdrops, which was completely unnecessarily. I get that it's an indie film with a low budget, and I get that biopics can be quite formulaic and full of tropes that they were trying to avoid. I also get that Tesla was a very unusual and eccentric man and having the movie be weird reflects that, but they took too many chances that really hurt what could have been a great film.