Truly patience testing, especially during the bit when Sir Gawain takes a rest stop at the home of a couple hags and their hunter but then, in an instant, it completely redeems itself with an utter stunner of an ending. Combined with its staggering visuals, a beautiful soundtrack, wonderful dialogue + performances and costume design that SHOULD be nominated but probably won't be, this is something that at the very least should be given a fair shake. I can absolutely…
Shame that the chemistry between Willis and Wayans is nonexistent because everything else about this is my kind of nasty: Smarmy dialogue, tons of violence, questionable depictions of women, stylish direction and an under two hour running time. I've often struggled with trying to like something written by Shane Black but thankfully, Tony Scott was able to deliver the goods. And with all of the production horror stories behind this one, it's a fucking miracle it exists at all. The fact it's actually good is just a goddamn bonus.
Some things I wish to note after watching this again (you can thank the trailer for Rise of Skywalker for triggering something in me to do this):
- Rian Johnson understands Star Wars more than some guy on YouTube who made a six hour video throwing around the word "objective" and sporting a furry profile picture.
- Porgs. So many Porgs.
- This thing is paced like a MOTHEFUCKER.
- John Williams score here > Force Awakens.
- This movie is…