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Film Discussion => This Year In Film => Topic started by: RudyBlatnoyd on July 30, 2022, 03:01:07 AM

Title: The Gray Man
Post by: RudyBlatnoyd on July 30, 2022, 03:01:07 AM
One of the worst things I've seen in a long time. Every action sequence looks like it was cobbled together using b-roll footage of the actors tripping over their own feet and an editor intern let loose in Adobe After Effects.

If you don't want to completely despair of the future of filmmaking, please avoid at all costs. It's too late for me, but you can still save your sanity.
Title: Re: The Gray Man
Post by: WorldForgot on July 31, 2022, 11:53:36 AM
Yes it's bad but it didn't like bore me. It's nearly redundant how formulaic this movie is, right? Russo's shaking hands with Netflix for a shrapnel-splintered attempt to have a action franchise that's both Bond and Clancy. Evans works as the hammy Bond villain type! But then that doesn't totally gel because the movie's tone doesn't emphasize romp. 
Title: Re: The Gray Man
Post by: polkablues on August 01, 2022, 01:53:31 AM
My two takeaways from the opening half hour: First, Bangkok to Chiang Mai is like 450 miles. You're not going to make that drive overnight in a tuktuk. That's insane. The writer clearly just googled "cities in Thailand not Bangkok" and copy-pasted the first one that came up.

Second, Billy Bob's niece is the girl from the Tammy Craps doll sketch from I Think You Should Leave, and I'm going to spend the whole rest of the movie thinking about how much better it would be with Tim Robinson, Sam Richardson, and Patti Harrison in place of Gosling, Evans, and de Armas.
Title: Re: The Gray Man
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 01, 2022, 05:15:52 AM
Quote from: polkablues on August 01, 2022, 01:53:31 AMThe writer clearly just googled "cities in Thailand not Bangkok" and copy-pasted the first one that came up.

That literally is the first result...
Title: Re: The Gray Man
Post by: WorldForgot on August 01, 2022, 10:32:36 AM
Quote from: polkablues on August 01, 2022, 01:53:31 AMSecond, Billy Bob's niece is the girl from the Tammy Craps doll sketch from I Think You Should Leave, and I'm going to spend the whole rest of the movie thinking about how much better it would be with Tim Robinson, Sam Richardson, and Patti Harrison in place of Gosling, Evans, and de Armas.

Hahah totally! It's also the girl that teaches Rick Dalton that Actor iz gender neutral in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, lol.
Title: Re: The Gray Man
Post by: polkablues on August 01, 2022, 11:44:53 AM
It's hard to imagine a movie with less personality than this. Lazy and disposable on every level.