Nobody. You might enjoy it if you can stomach Better Call Saul Bob Odenkirk as a retired tough guy and won't be put off by a down market John Wick storyline. As you might tell, I wasn't psyched.
I am a massive Mann fan too. Heat is currently on Netflix, and I think Amazon Prime too. Think one of them is the Director's Cut as well.
Heat is a clear standout of the genre. So many imitations and knock-offs over the years. Some of them pretty decent in their own right but I don't think any film has toppled it from the top spot.For you Mann fans, Collateral is definitely worth a (re)watch - Really enjoyed Tom Cruise in a very 'off brand' role playing the bad guy. Some of his lines of dialogue are absolutely incredible:
Was I just in a really bad mood watching Nobody?
For all its faults - overlong, occasionally a bit portentous- Heat is absolutely one of my favourite films and has to have some of the best heist scenes ever made.
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Quote from: Paul B on May 24, 2022, 02:52:30 pmWas I just in a really bad mood watching Nobody?I can see it not being for everyone. Personally I really like Bob Odenkirk - fan of his early comedy in Mr House(i think it was?). He was one of the best bits in Breaking Bad and imo Better Call Saul has surpassed that show! So I just went along for the ride. Have actually watched Nobody about 3 times now, couple of times as 'background noise' on my second monitor when I don't want to have to fully focus on the film and can just perk up for a couple of the more wild sequences.Admittedly, I have a strange affinity for films that know exactly what they are, don't try to ride above their level but execute their mission statement. A while back I mentioned on here about the 'Garbage-Crime' binge I went on inspired by talk of it on a film podcast. Nobody is similar. It's not trying to be an AAA* summer blockbuster, not trying to be Oscar bate, not taking itself over seriously. The fight/action scenes are never going to match something like The Raid for example, but in its own slightly off-kilter, amusing way delivered a pleasant surprise for me.
Or when he ever plays the 'villain' to the extent he does in Collateral?
Quote from: crzylgs on May 25, 2022, 12:41:52 amOr when he ever plays the 'villain' to the extent he does in Collateral? Well he is a Nazi in Valkyrie, although he isn't a "bad" one.And when do Hollywood leads ever die? Not never, but rarely.
Edge of Tomorrow is one of my favourite guilty pleasure type films. Always an easy watch. Likewise Collateral, which considering the limited set up (and presumably the relatively tiny budget) is pretty much perfect all the way through.
And when do Hollywood leads ever die? Not never, but rarely....But it isn't just not dying, he really stopped taking risking/interesting roles post the ~2005 Scientology madness reveals. Reverted to the safe space of Mission Impossible, where he can always be the best, most intelligent, morally correct, flawless hero/God/saviour character.
Everything Everywhere All at Once - Christopher Nolan meets Stanley Kubrick meets Jackie Chan? Comedy, drama, action movie, surrealist trip with pathos and poignancy. Those familiar with Michelle Yeoh's work will enjoy her tongue in cheeky nods to her back catalogue. There's also an ongoing homage to Ratatouille. On one level it's a chaotic film with so many ideas & images thrown into it (including butt plugs!) that it could have been a complete mess but somehow it manages to be both entertaining and existential. One of the best films I've seen in a while. Well worth a watch.
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