I really enjoyed this on the big screen! Been fortunate to have seen all of Eggers movies in essentially empty theaters aka the perfect viewing experience. Was obviously a lot of fun to see how Eggers chooses to spend $100mil. The village raid is the obvious standout here, though I wish it hadn’t been the focal point of the marketing. But I’m happy for the generation of college kids who are going to watch “northman berserkers go bestmode village raid…
the movie is largely a chore until near the end when John Goodman comes out of nowhere looking like Baron Harkonnen & makes an absolute meal out of his five mins of screen time. Its not enough to recommend the full movie, but the scene itself is worth pulling up on youtube.
This movie’s saving grace is that it understands that every member of organized crime is really just some guy who wants to talk at you while you’re forced to sit in silence and drink the most disgusting rum & coke you’ve ever had in your life