Hail Caesar! Would that it were so simple

Hail Caesar! follows Josh Brolin’s character in deciding whether to leave the movie business for aviation, or not whilst dealing with George Clooney’s character’s kidnapping amongst other subplots, involving some serious star power. Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Alden Ehrenreich, Alison Pill and David Krumholtz make up some of the characters.

tilda-swintonWhilst watching the movie I had no idea that the tabloid journalists were Tilda Swinton, she is absolutely amazing. She’s the sort of actress that doesn’t take you away from the movie, you’re not focusing on her star power.

 

The movie felt a bit disjointed, like there was a bit too much going on with not enough time to fully explore every part. I was disappointed that George Clooney wasn’t in it as much as I expected him to be, especially after hearing that it was the fourth film in the trilogy of idiots (O Brother Where Art Thou?, Intolerable Cruelty & Burn After Reading make up the other three) that he plays in Coen Brothers movies. For many people who saw the movie this was a dealbreaker. For me, despite the flaws I really enjoyed it. I love the old Hollywood background, Fiennes.jpgthe adorably incompetent Western actor trying to please Laurence Laurentz, probably the most heterosexual musical number ever and the fact that the film goes between genres throughout the movie.

 

Hail Caesar is perfect for lovers of the Coen Brothers, fans of old Hollywood or celebrities and people who haven’t seen the trailer so they do not misunderstand the plot of the film and will not be disappointed with the journey that takes place.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s