Bruce Willis actually used to be good. Funny, witty and was a great lead. A very effective movie star...before he turned into a weirdo.
And this isn't Die Hard fame, but was actually a pretty funny and quirky movie that works because of really good casting, and Willis being a great lead for this type of comedic material.
The Villain duo in this are crazy and hilarious.
Crooklyn, Da 5 Bloods, Malcolm X, Kidnapped
It doesn't feel like acting.
In all of his roles, he brings such a believability to the role with such intensity and flamboyance, that you buy whatever character he is selling. It helps he has face that is so interesting, but he really frees himself when acting and makes it feel more like jazz than pop.
He is actually from England, even though his American accent sounds so real, and he has rarely ever played an English character
Guilermo Del Toro
Hellboy, Hellboy 2, Blade 2, Pan's Labyrinth
The better version of Zack Snyder.
Very strong visually, as he comes from an Art background. But still understands the need of a strong story, with particular care given to characters.
Hellboy 2 may be one of the best looking comic-book films, while I may not have enjoyed Pan's Labyrinth so much, the creativity of the visuals were stunning.
He has such a large movie and comic-book collection that he needed another house to accommodate it.
From seeing the trailer, I already knew that this was a film that I wanted to watch. Two quality actors, and it looked to have that top quality filmmaking that this story deserves.
This is already one of the films of the year, and manages to tell a very compelling story about betrayal. And I think that is what is apparent when you view it again.
It was sold as being the Fred Hampton story, but this is really about William O'Neal and his own story of working as an undercover agent hired to investigate the Black Panthers. And despite Daniel Kaluuya giving a pitch-perfect portrayal of Hampton, this is really Lakeith Stanfield's movie and he sells the internal confusion and treachery of the character to great effect.
The film I think needed about twenty minutes more to allow the story and characters to breathe a little and give us more of the relationship dynamic between Hampton and O'Neal; but what we got was still good enough to make the film have the desired impact.
Bro...I thought this film would be cringey and a lot worse watching it again, but for what it was and at the time it was released, this movie really wasn't too bad.
Apart from the very PS1 CGI, it pretty much achieved what it wanted. To show the characters from the video game, make it fun, enjoyable and focus on the fighting with a simple story.
And it's just sad that despite this film not being great, it still stands head and shoulders as being the best Video-Game film, hence why it has its unique cult status.