Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Iñárritu 2014) ⭐✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩

birdman-click1 star out of 10 for this awful film.

I only went to see it because Jason Wyngarde told me it was the best ever superhero movie ever. Apparently it deconstructs the entire genre – I’m not sure what that means, but I think it means what Zack Snyder does.

And he said it proves that there can be art in a world of commerce. (Jason Wyngarde is full of shit.)

I am not surprised the whole franchise was cancelled way back, and I’m amazed the studio let them use the character in this cheap rickety mess. They should sue. It is the worst franchise reboot ever. Worse even than Fantastic Four.

And there was only one action sequence. It was like watching Universal Soldier: The Return all over again.

I’m not sure what the subtitle even means, or why the brackets are where they are. And I’m surprised that they hired the guy who named Quantum of Solace, but at least he is having to work his way back up from the subtitle department.  (Jason Wyngarde probably thinks it is ever so clever, but he is a jackass.)

And, Mr Fancy Pants Oscar-Winning Director, have you never heard of editing?

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2 thoughts on “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Iñárritu 2014) ⭐✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩”

  1. Hi, Mr. Bould,
    My name is Tianluo_Qi and I come from China. I am the representative of a student organization in Southwest Jiaotong University devoted to speculative fiction/TV/Movie. We are running a non-profit newsletter concerning this field.
    Do we have the honour to translate some of your articles posted on your blog? We will stress in our post that you are the original writer and what we do is just translating it into Chinese.

    Here are those articles that we want to translate and introduce to our hungry readers.
    1.two articles in the category of “the cities in fiction and film”
    https://markbould.com/2016/02/05/the-city-in-fiction-and-film-week-14/
    https://markbould.com/2016/02/08/the-city-in-fiction-and-film-week-15-urban-alienation-machines-for-living-in-living-in-machines/

    2.the category of “re-reading tolkien”
    https://markbould.com/category/re-reading-tolkien/

    3.the category of “superheroes”
    https://markbould.com/category/superheroes/

    4.the category of “speculative africas”
    https://markbould.com/category/speculative-africas/

    5.the category of “SF”
    https://markbould.com/category/sf/

    Looking forward to your response!

    Best,

    Tianluo_Qi

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    1. Hi. That’s a very flattering request. If you really think there are useful things on my blog, feel free to translate and share them. Email me (mark.bould@gmail.com) to let me know which posts you end up translating when you do so. Best wishes, Mark

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