This is Bale doing what he’s great at. Transforming not only his weight, but himself into a wacky character. Everything centered around his character works for the story. I found this movie to be entertaining. I wasn’t really bored at all and I thought the story was interesting to watch and unfold.
My problems circle around pretty much everything else here. The script and narrative structure are nothing new. We’ve all seen a story like this a lot of times. A man has a quality about himself that separates him from most people and becomes crazy from that. It’s not a boring story, but rather a bland and unoriginal one. The colors are not only hideous, but they don’t serve any purpose in being hideous. To me, movies with color palettes this bland and ugly make the movie forgettable because none of it sticks with you. This movie is more of a bland movie rather than a bad movie.