I have seen this movie a couple times on TV. Not one of Stiller's best movies, it's a paint by numbers kind of rom com, with not great comedy. This was the first time I saw Philip Seymour Hoffman, so unfortunately I'll always see him in this role and his fake movie, Crocodile Tears.Awful phoned-in performance by the overrated Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Eternals - 3.5/10
Not the worst Marvel but not far off. Full of exposition dumps and low quality characters. The score is bad, feels like a musical is about to break out at times. They're trying to be deep but fail to pull it off.
I think I'm just very generous with the Marvel movies. lol. Cause I see the problems, I just don't care. lol. I like most of the characters. My big problem is with Gemma Chan's character Sersi, she's just so bland, and the love story is never convincing. But I really like all of the fight scenes, the global scale, I like most of he comedy. I do think that the main plot and themes are a bit too "deep" or at least not really want MCU fans want to discuss. It's almost too philosophical. Captain America Civil War dealt with an interesting philosophy, but it was rooted in the characters that we already knew and loved. Here we don't know these Eternals, so certain things that happen to them, have no real weight. Also, a lot of characters are just wasted. I'm going to go see it a second time this week, and I'll see if my feelings change.Eternals - 4/10
The think for me the problem was that the characters were just too bland and I was never convinced by the story. It was just a very pretty film, with a strong cast, but it very rarely reached out and grabbed me. It has some great ideas, but I think it got too preachy and on nose with how it delivered them.
I'm rewatching them in preparation for the new one as well.The Matrix - 9.5
It was so fresh and original on release and holds up really well. Still a great action film and thriller, looks great, really stylish and even manages Joss' trick of having lots of exposition without it feeling like exposition
Now I just have to hope that the next 2 are better than I remembered.