Tuesday, January 02, 2024

Finsh Line

We did not make our movie our goal. 

There is not good reason for this. With all the streaming services, we have no excuse. 

I suppose if we counted each of the three Wes Anderson shorts we  watched, we could claim the goal, but being they are 17 minutes each, that seemed disingenuous. I'm counting all three as one. 

There are actually four Anderson shorts of Rolad Dahl, the first one, we saw months ago. 

Poison, the Swan and the Rat Catcher are all on Netflix and won't take a lot of your time. 

As noted before, the casts are roughly the same per movie (save the Swan). Not all actors appear in all movies, but this are not extensive casting for these. 

The production is excellent, as you'd expect. A lot of work for such short films. But Dahl is weird - I think we can all agree on that, right? 

The stories draw you in, for sure, but they're not comfortable ones. Some are borderline disturbing - but not as much so as say Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  Still they're well performed. 

Dev Patel is in Poison (along with Ben Kingsley and Benedict Cumberbatch) and I'm just loving his performances in this series. He needs to be in more. The other two are more than fine, of course. It looks like Hitchcock did a take on Poison back in 1958. 

Overall, the Swan was probably the most intriguing. Check them out. 

Film 13 was the new Chicken Run movie: Dawn of the Nugget.

Don't bother. At all. 

Truth be told we didn't - and couldn't - make it through the entire movie. 

The story seemed rehash and the cast all different voices. I mean, Saffy from AbFab couldn't be that busy, and you know that Mel Gibson has got nothing else going on, except Jew-hating (which might be why he's not here). 

Nugget had none of the innovation, magic, sparkle or humour from the team that brought us Wallace & Gromit and all its other great movies. 

Save your time. 

2023 Movie Count / Goal: 12 and 13 of 15

Song by: the Moss


James Dwight Williamson said...

Don get a chance to see many movies!

Ur-spo said...

I forgot you have a movie goal.
Good for you for having one/trying/and doing well enough. That's worth feeling good about.

Travel said...

I think I saw 2 or 3 in a real theater this year, few at home.