Written November 03, 2012
I'm sorry, but this movie is total and utter confusion! Speaking only for myself, I feel that I wasted 2 hours and 52 minutes trying to understand what the hell was going on! To be fair, the acting and music wasn't bad - but the script...and storyline...! I cannot recommend anyone to see it! Blah....
Written July 24, 2014
THIS MOVIE IS A THINLY VEILED OBAMA CAMPAIGN NARRATIVE DISGUISED AS AN ADVENTURE MOVIE. THE LIBERAL SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES RUN THROUGHOUT. ONE OF THE THEMES WAS TO RAIL AGAINST 'EVIL CORPORATIONS, ESPECIALLY OIL PRODUCERS. BUT, TYPICALLY THE LEFTEST ARE SO HYPOCRITICAL, AS IN THIS MOVIE WHERE THE PRODUCERS ACCEPTED MUCH $$ FROM THE CIGARETTE INDUSTRY.
THE REASON WE VIEWED THE MOVIE WAS BECAUSE TOM HANKS STARRED. BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE AS USUAL. BUT MY LAST BUY OF TOM HANKS' WORKS.
Written October 27, 2012
I sometimes see a film for the plot, the actors, the cinematography, the directing or just for pure entertainment. It's hard to find a niche for this one. It's a huge film, so many stories, plots, subplots, actors in multiple roles (was that really Halle Berry? No, it couldn't be...wait, maybe it was?) This is a real "suspend your disbelief" film, don't even think about leaving the theater for popcorn, just go with the flow...it's too long, probably too daring and too complicated but somehow it works. I found myself thinking about the ideas, broad as they are this morning..are we all connected? does one door open into another? All in all well worth the time...although I did turn on my phone to check the time...more than once.
Written October 29, 2012
Tom Hanks and Halley Berry were very good but the movie was a little hard to follow in the beginning. As the movie progressed, you started to get the hang of it. Even though the movie was 3 hours long, it didn't seem like it because it was well choreographed.
Written January 05, 2013
Did not like it at all. Movie jumped around too much, scenery was nice, but other than that, watch it at home for less than the movies. Its a NO for me.