Munich – The Edge of War (Sidenotes: Finch and The Tragedy of Macbeth)

Munich edge of war poster.jpg

Munich – The Edge of War has some strong acting, but it lacked thrills, instead we just have boring conversations!!!

Real Rating:

3 Running Through the Streets

What I Like:

-I thought the strongest point of the film is the acting, most notably Jeremy Irons as Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, I thought he captured this historical character very well, the other leads like George MacKay and Jannis Niewohner were pretty strong as well

The So So:

-It tries to be a thriller, but since we all know what the outcome is going to be (assuming you know history), it wasn’t really that thrilling, interesting, definitely, but not the kind of edge of your seat thrills that you need

What I Didn’t Like:

-One of the biggest reasons why it is not thrilling is because it focused way too much on conversations which got bit boring, they could’ve come up with a better storytelling which can make me become more invested

Overall:

The acting from their leads really makes this film come afloat. It tries to be a historical thriller, but it lacked a sense of powerful storytelling to make it like that. Instead of focusing on conversations, they should’ve added more thrilling stakes to make it more interesting and engaging. In the end, to me, it was just an average British historical piece and nothing more!!!

Real Rating:

3 Running Through the Streets

A dog, a man, and a robot stand in a deserted city.

(Sidenote: Finch – This dystopian film starring Tom Hanks and a robot voiced by Caleb Landry Jones is a story that is interesting and very heartfelt. Seeing Tom Hanks’ character training the robot to take care of his dog before he passes away really shows a lot of heart and good emotion. The chemistry is actually there. To me, it is an enjoyable watch!!!
Real Rating: 4 Stories)

A king's head lies on top of a bloody sword.

(Sidenote: The Tragedy of Macbeth – This is my Oscar watch. From one of my favorite William Shakespeare stories. You have another film starring Denzel Washington and Francis McDormand, directed by one of the Coen Brothers, Joel Coen. The acting and cinematography was strong for sure, but my biggest problem with it is that instead of a movie, it was more of stage production. I’m getting tired of films from Shakespeare getting the stage treatment. It makes it really boring. Make it flow like a movie. It really suffered from that, and really, it could’ve been a lot better!!!
Real Rating: 2.5 Witches)

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