(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)
(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)
SW score: 30
2.8 out of 5 octopi
++ Back in 2005, I was a pretty different dude. I saw this movie and reveled in the revenge killings orchestrated by the Mossad. They killed evil terrorists and I loved it. Even though the film stressed that the evil men killed were replaced by even more evil men, I didn’t care. I just let my inner Klingon fly and tried to enjoy the bloodlust. But now I don’t really see the point. It is just an endless cycle. OK, back to the movie. Spielberg delivers a well-crafted film that hits all the right beats and his usual stellar cast does what a stellar cast does. They act well. But it feels like this is just another chapter in a bloody back and forth that is never going to end. I’m not sure why I should be excited about a movie that tells one of those chapters. It certainly didn’t leave me satisfied or with any kind of hope. I don’t know. It’s not for me even though it was competently made. You’re better off going to Oktoberfest.
(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.
(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)
(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so
(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)