Saturday, January 17, 2015

10 thoughts on...The Theory of Everything

  1. This suffers the same fate of too many biopics and suffers from an unfocused narrative that is more interested in detail than cinematic storytelling...
  2. ...yet it has much more heart than many of the other examples I can think of. And it's impossible not to be charmed, even if the mechanics behind the sentimentality are rather too visible.
  3. I like fireworks on film.
  4. Felicity Jones delivers an impressive performance despite a poorly written character. The scene where she presents the newly mute Stephen Hawking with a 'letter board' is an example of great acting. I may now be a fan.
  5. Charlie Cox is very handsome.
  6. I would like to see another version of this film where they focused on the experience of Jane. That is where the interesting element to the 'personal' story exists.
  7. Emily Watson deserves better parts.
  8. Outside of Jones' performance this never feels authentic.
  9. What is the point of this film? There are many references to religion versus science, to commitment, to love, to work and (rather oddly once at the end) family but the film never settles to explore any in great detail. It's a bit of a mess.
  10. This is most definitely an Oscar bait film, but not the worst I've seen.

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