CINEMA IN THE SKY: BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE
This was a movie I was looking forward to the second the teaser trailer dropped, and let me tell ya, it did not disappoint! I am going to do my best to keep spoilers out of this blog, so information will be minimal; if this confuses you, just go watch the film and have all your questions answered!
This movie takes place in 1969, and although it is a fictional story (the movie isn't real folks) this mysterious thriller makes massive hints and tips its' cap to big people and events of the time period. This keeps the audience very engaged, and gives it a raw authenticity. The Hotel itself is a creepy, mysterious location where the entire movie takes place. It is the perfect setting for this film. From the opening scene to the closing moments, we as an audience are constantly trying to figure out what's going on, and what will happen next, which makes it quite the cinematic journey.
It is an adventure of darkest proportions, and the cast does an amazing job embodying the turmoils of their characters. It is a star studded crew, as Paul Hamm, Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Cailee Spaeny, and Lewis Pullman all come together to bring this film to life.
The actors, the writing and directing by Drew Goddard, and all of the crew that worked on this film truly succeeded. I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish, and took a long time sitting and reflecting on the movie afterwards. To me, that's the sign of a special movie. I highly recommend giving this a watch, as I pass final judgement and rate THE FILM: 8.1
The last film I reviewed was Venom, which was fantastic for the plane. In every way that was the perfect movie for the sky, this is the complete opposite.
There are a lot of darker, adult themes in this movie that would have to be cut or edited in order to be offered on a plane. These changes would absolutely take away from the film as it is meant to be dark, and uncomfortable. In order for the drama, suspense, and mystery to land, you really need to be focused on this movie. The raging sound of the pouring rain, or the eerie quiet of a dark hallway add oodles of juiciness to the aura of this movie, and the plane ambiance would flat our ruin that.
Without question you should see this movie, and without question it should be in theaters, or at home. My rating for this movie being watched on THE PLANE: 3.7
This movie is really well done, and is worth a watch. I am sure it will get at least a few nods come award season. It has a Pulp Fiction vibe which I imagine will keep it relevant for years to come. However, it is not meant for the plane, and unfortunately that kills it's rating for this particular series. Even though I rate the movie a very high 8.1, due to its lack of watchability on the plane, its final score is much lower, as I pass final judgment on this film with THE VERDICT: 5.9
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I hope to catch you on a trip next summer! P.S. comment down below with your thoughts on this movie if you saw it!