The troll does look great and this Norwegian production definitely shows some production value. However, everything else and especially the characters and their dialogs are a case of pure trash. The segregation between the human hero team, fighting directly against the monster and the ruling upper class continuously giving bad orders reminded me of the cheap American action thrillers form the 90ies.
Only recently, I came to the conclusion, that I'm just not the guy for romcoms. Even this film with top-class cast left me unmoved. It's not that cheesy but the completely foreseeable plot and the so often pointless dialog let the more than 2-hour long movie feel like an eternity. The house swapping is just a little gimmick and as soon as some characters meet you instantly know the way the narration will go for. There's absolutely no surprise on this way.
"I'm in the champion-raising-business"
Whether you call him abusive, protective, patronizing or promoting may be a matter of perspective and yet Richard Williams' effort probably was a key factor for the two very successful international careers of his daughters Venus and Serena. Nevertheless, the man always seemed to raise controversies and it's very fitting, that the role also meant great ups and downs for Will Smith. Despite his good performance, the role somehow became his undoing due to the unfortunate…
First of all, it was fun to watch Baby Driver. The movie has it's own style and the way, how musical pieces are implemented, is very unique.
Weak points are the clichéd bog-standard storyline and the car chase scenes. Those action scenes appear very hectic caused by numerous annoying cuts. For a movie, that mainly deals with the work of a getaway driver, this must be critical. So in the end, it's nothing more than a okay blockbuster, that cannot stick with the much more mature Drive.