The film is as vibrant and alive as one would imagine a paradise would be, and it bursts free in ways its characters have only previously dreamt of doing.
If this expands into its own twisted universe, I will keep on tuning in because the concept is too intriguing, but I was certainly hoping for a bit more here.
Sometimes, the best way to figure out where you stand is to jump off a ledge.
When you go see a John Wick movie, you know exactly what you’re signing up for, and the team involved is more than willing to beat you over the head with what you came to see.
It is brisk and entertaining, with just enough jokes going over the heads of the youngsters for us to catch.
For me, while this has its moments, it doesn’t come close to much of the other animated family movies that have come out this year.
When this made headlines a few years back, it must have read like the predecessor of the current “Florida Man” stories.
If ever there was a film made just for me to review, I found it today. And yes, full disclosure, it’s because I’m one of THOSE people.
This was everything I wanted it to be, and, thanks to trailers that showed practically nothing, it managed to pack in a lot of surprises to boot. To use an old phrase, I laughed, I cried, I cheered, I applauded. It was a great time at the movies.
Any way you look at this film, it is bold. The choices are striking and it will not be for everyone, but it will reward those with the patience and interest in a deep thinker that welcomes every chance to make them uncomfortable.
It is often breathtaking to view, wonderfully edited, a breeze to sit through and will put a smile on the faces of everyone…except those huge, gross elephant seals.
Estevez, Jeffrey Wright, Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Michael K Williams and Taylor Schilling all do very good work, and the script gives them all characters with a lot behind them.
The Hummingbird Project can be a raw and real look at the cost of determination. It moves along at a solid pace and ends on a beautifully framed and melancholy shot that is bound to make you think.
This was an excellent two hour look at humanity through the lens of something decidedly inhuman and I really enjoyed not only watching the thrilling ride but thinking about its deeper implications.