This isn't the Usual Suspects with its grand reveal. The suspense is contained in the weaving of the narrative as Slowik relentlessly leads his guests through the menu for the night. It's a little bit of Very Bad Things and Knives Out -- characters receive self-revelations when their feet meet the fire, but it's far too late for them. The overall theme, exploring the death of art in a social media world, measures toxicity the way tasters seek out acidity in their dishes.
On a technical level, the film's animation is stellar. The pacing is swift, the action is thick, and the lines are incredibly funny. I read a headline the other day that LEGO Batman has the best plot of any Batman movie ever, and I'm inclined to agree.
History repeats itself again with another bad Hollywood remake. Clash of the Titans brings in the special effects, acting titans Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes in their first joint work since Schindler's List, and an option to watch the movie in 3D. Unfortunately, the movie arrives flat and inconsequential -- a listless attempt that fails... Continue Reading →