"What we professional liars hope to serve is truth. I'm afraid the pompous word for that is `art'." -Orson W.
Never doubt James Wan. The man took an absolutely silly character, upped the camp factor and made something really worthwhile. I felt immediately comfortable with the garish palette and tone which felt appropriate for this comic-book Poseidon. Reflections of modern social concerns carry strong currents under what is generally a fun, action oriented ride on the surface.
At various points in this movie Jason Momoa, whom is in real life a mixed racial man (Hawaiian, German, Irish and Native American…
While it’s not the worst example I have ever seen, I did find the Magical Negro Trope in the last episode the only eye-rolling moment throughout this 7-hour endeavor. Otherwise, the series is excellent across the board, one of the best that Netflix has put out.
I’m a big fan of both Walter Tevis as a novelist and Scott Frank as a writer/director so when the review popped up on rogerebert.com, I knew my weekend would consist of a dedicated…