I was very impressed with all the horseback stunts. However, I thought this was my first time watching it, when I already reviewed it back in 2016, which says a lot about the impact it made on me.
Now, I am an established Nolan skeptic, so take from me not liking this film what you will. Still, I did not like this film.
From even before anyone saw it, there was buzz about it being this generation's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Now that sounds kind of absurd, and unfair both to Kubrick and Nolan, but it's impossible to discuss this film without referencing that one. And you know what? That's not necessarily a bad thing. There are few…
The film needs to be slower and duller at the start so that the viewers who walked into the wrong theatre have time to leave before the main action starts.
- Tarkovsky to the State Committee of the USSR on Cinematography
This sounds like one of those apocryphal quotes, but if Tarkovsky did, indeed, say this, he wasn't joking, as I'm sure many did walk out of the beginning of this film. It takes Stalker half an hour before anything…