I would have liked this a lot better if it was directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. And if the prince was played by Nicholas Hoult. And if the King was played by Olivia Colman.
Did not make it very far into this one before bailing because it features one of the worst scripts I’ve ever seen in my life. Whoever wrote this has no clue how identity theft or law enforcement works…and this is coming from someone who has very clue how those things work, myself.
Just a head's up, guys: This post is going to deal with first-hand accounts of child abuse. If that makes you uncomfortable, stop reading this now.
When I was a child, I was abused by my father. Verbally, emotionally, and occasionally physically. I've written a lot of content that has been published in lots of places in the internet over the years, but I've never written in-depth about my past, partially because I'm paranoid that my family will somehow see…
Man, this is a film of two halves if I've ever seen one. The first half is entertaining, original, funny, and thought-provoking. The second half is illogical, tonally-inconsistent, and abandons most, if not all, of the interesting narrative threads from the first half. It's very obvious that this is a film that languished in development hell for years before being made.
Will Smith and Charlize Theron deliver nice performances throughout the film, though, so that's a plus. My only film-wide…