While this movie only briefly highlights a dew moments in James Brown's life it went far enough to inspire me to learn more about this amazing entertainer. Chadwick Boseman's portrayal was masterful & the music helped make the film a success. I wish I had gotten more from it, but truthfully it would've been impossible to to do the man justice in one sitting.
I really wanted to enjoy this movie, but when you take an INCREDIBLY difficult premise with a forward/backward storyline & combine it with RIDICULOUSLY loud background noise & music, understanding what is going on is almost impossible.
I have to say I'm not 100% sure how to rate this movie. On the one hand there were several things I didn't like. #1 where were the subtitles? For someone well versed in French history it would be easy to deduce what is happening, but someone who isn't would be very confused. Subtitles would've been an easy remedy. #2 the the ages (or appearance of age) was inaccurate. Surprisingly I thought Nick Notle did well, something I didn't expect, but M. Conway was too old, G. Paltrow was too old, Louis XVI & M. Antoinette were too old & Lafayette looked too old though the acting was well done so, despite his age, I was happy with the performance. #3 The historical events were glossed over which was very disappointing. Having said all that, I must say I'm pleasantly surprised that this movie was made, ESPECIALLY considering how little was known at the time (1995) & much of what was portrayed was still considered speculation & rumor. Because of this I've given it a better rating than I initially planned. I think something should be said for a film company that is willing to make a movie that is so controversial, though I don't know that I agree with how it was portrayed.
There's no storyline, just a quick succession of random events. Big moments in the Revolution's history are misrepresented or left out entirely. The Women's March on Versailles is incorrectly portrayed, Lafayette is played by an overweight man with black hair when in reality he was tall, thin & had reddish/Auburn hair, the September Massacres aren't represented..... I could go on & on. It's clear to me that the writers/directors/producers had an agenda that mirrors the Lost Cause Myth of the Civil War. Conveniently leave out facts & over amplify minor mistakes & weaknesses to create villains out of heros & muddy the waters of history.
I'm not sure why people are giving it a bad review because it's a "rip off of trolls" (which I don't agree with at all), but what's wrong with making a lot of movies for kids that are entertaining & have a wonderful message? I loved it & so did my kids.
I was really disappointed in this movie. I've recently become obsessed with French history & was excited to see a film about a strange period during the reign of Marie Antoinette, but the lack of historical accuracy made for a very bad showing. The basics of the story are there, but they took great liberty in the surrounding details. I won't even comment on the actors performances because they didn't do the characters justice, but the blame should be placed on the shoulders of the screenwriters rather than the actors. The Affair of the Necklace is an incredibly interesting story & should have been portrayed correctly, or not at all.
I'm not sure why this movie was torn apart by critics. I read the book the film was based on & felt it did a good job bringing the story to life. There is one scene that is played out as if it actually happened when the author merely said it was a possibility, but not likely. Other than that the basics of the story are all intact. I thoroughly enjoyed this film & am glad it came to fruition.
I've heard if Bob Fosse, & am a fan of his choreography, but am embarrassed to admit I didn't know much about his (or Verdon's) personal lives. I don't know how accurate the series is, but I absolutely enjoyed watching it. Sam Rockwell & Michelle William's are extremely talented & I loved every minute if the show. FX has done some amazing things lately & I can't wait to see what's next.
I enjoyed much of what I saw in the series, but having just read the book "John Adams" by David McCullough I was saddened to see a few changes that don't follow history & am unsure as to why. I rather wish they had followed at least the XYZ Affair more accurately. I also wish they had spent more time on other characters who, although aren't the focus of the film, nevertheless had great impact on the actions played out by Mr. Adams. Because of these regrettable changes to key moments & people in history I only gave 7 stars. Having said that, for the most part they followed the timeline well with regards to John Adam's specifically.
Wonderful glimpse into the life of most important founding fatger
A very well put together documentary that highlights some of the most important moments of George Washington's life as well as the key periods of time that gave birth to our nation. I was very impressed with all the information provided & only held back from giving it 10 out of 10 stars because there were a few things I wish had been addressed that weren't.
I'm fine with Aquaman being on the cheesy side considering it was probably marketed to a younger audience, but this movie was terrible. Plenty of comics have been made for kids, but done with a lot more finesse. The plot was dumb & the acting was ridiculous. Had Jason Mamoa & William Dafoe not been in it I would have given it 1/2 ⭐ & still consider that generous.
The premise of the show was interesting, but then it went from serious to silly. If the show would've stuck with one or the other (serious or silly) it would've been good. Having said that, it did both well, they just didn't go well together.
Catcher in the Rye is one of the worst books I've ever read, but learning more about JD Salinger helped me to appreciate it as a piece of American literature. Seeing who Salinger was, & the struggles & triumphs he experienced, I have a newfound respect for the novel.