One thing that really bothered me was the music choice. Not all of it was bad, but there were a lot of moments where it didn't fit with the mood. There was a scene that was supposed to be touching but the music was trying to make it feel like a sad moment. Another thing that felt off was some of the acting. Since there were so many actors in the movie, it was easy to pick out who was doing a good job and who wasn't. It didn't help that the story wasn't very good either.
There was never a conflict between the main couple, nothing that they had to work out. The movie played to the fantasy of being rich and wishing for that lifestyle. I actively thought about that point while watching the movie and realized the reason it didn't connect with me. I don't wish for that lifestyle so that fantasy isn't a compelling factor in the movie for me. I think there are other movies that achieve a similar fantasy but with way better acting and cinematography.
Crazy Rich Asians is funny but that doesn't make it a good movie. On so many levels from a movie making standpoint, it is actually kind of a failure. But for the average moviegoer, it seems to be adequate enough. I don't hate this movie and don't know if I can recommend it, but people like it for some reason.
This movie makes me question who and why people go to the movies
I wish I saw any other movie that I missed last week
As for actors, production, editing, music, and all the other stuff you talk about in a movie review, its all pretty good. John David Washington does a great job being the center of the movie. Adam Driver delivers a great performance of someone conflicted by the events that unfold. I believed that the movie took place in the 70's even though it was speaking for today's generation. My favorite thing about the music was the use of a theme. It had a song that would play throughout the movie, emphasizing moments of importance.
I think you probably know if you want to watch the movie or not based on the subject material. So my recommendation would be to see it at any time. It doesn't have to be on a big screen so you can wait to rent it on streaming.
It really is Spike Lee's best movie
The difference between The Meg and other popcorn movies is small but distinctive. While other movies are held back by poor choices, The Meg uses tropes and cliches to its advantage. It also helps that there is a giant shark that continually bites things throughout the movie. I am honestly surprised how entertained I while watching. The tropes used for the characters make it easy to buy their relationships with each other. Even though none of it is particularly acted well, it works.
Jason Statham carries the movie well and his relationship with the little girl is definitely a high point. There is no one in the movie that acts above the rest, so it creates an equal playing field for all the actors. Scenes that are cringe-worthy don't come across as too bad because nothing is that great.
It's weird to talk about this movie because it is not good. But it is definitely better than movies like it. I guess adding the shark element really did make the difference. It owns the crazy premise and makes it work. There are a couple of Jaws homages that are cute and it feels like a movie you can watch on any screen. You don't need to see it in a theater, but if you have nothing else to do, why not.
I need more movies with Statham and kids cause it works