Presented by James M. Tate / 1/01/2016 / No comments / 2015 , eddie redmayne , luke bracey , reboot , remake
POINT BREAK REMAKE & THE DANISH GIRL
|An Eclectic Double Feature Review of the POINT BREAK remake and THE DANISH GIRL|
|Some Actual Surfing|
Set during the 1930's in... somewhere European... an artist wife of a more introverted artistic husband, played by Eddie Redmayne, who she dresses up as a woman they both call "Lily" having to complete a portrait, does more than goad her husband into becoming what he eventually feels is his true sex, making the few scenes where she's torn and heartbroken completely meaningless. And with absolutely no urgent suspense in Redmayne's Einar Wegener's transition, starting out with a secret male kiss and winding up under the surgical blade, this PC melodrama, not allowing "Lily" to be torn by an otherwise controversial and downright risky decision since that would be questioning the overall virtue of what's now considered completely normal and media-celebrated, seems like Eddie's attempt to pull a Tom Hank's double-Oscar after winning last year for THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING. But if the golden statue ranks performance alongside a dull propaganda piece that lacks soul, charm and the price of a ticket, than someone else will take Oscar home. Then again, THEORY was just as dull, and had its own agenda that trumped EVERYTHING else, including the overrated lead performance... So God knows what might happen, but if Will Smith has already seen this movie, he's probably far less nervous than poor Michael Keaton was.
POINT BREAK: **
DANISH GIRK: *1/2