Saturday, January 21, 2023

A Tough Fish to Rate --- Day 12/24

Walk: Presidio Theater (The Whale)

Distance: 5.7 miles

Brendan Fraser in The Whale

Ciwt is just home from the supremely well acted, 'not pretty to watch' The Whale.* 

Out here our local paper uses cartoons as short hand movie ratings:

And The Whale is one of those movies that would have audience members jumping out of their chairs wildly clapping and movie critics either dully staring at the screen or falling asleep in their chairs.  And Ciwt can understand both reactions.  If you decide to find out where you stand (or sit) on the ratings scale, you will see Academy Award level performance by both the lead character, Brendan Fraser and make up artist, Adrian Morot.  After that, well....up to you

* Ciwt has now let her personal rating of The Whale settle in, and she is able to say with conviction that she joins the snoozing man.  She found the accolades for Fraser's acting well deserved but the rest of the movie to be gloomy, maudlin, claustrophic and filled with unconvincing religiosity and thinly written characters.

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