I wanted to like this movie. Based on the trailers it had the makings of something new and fun. Meh, they tried and failed.
My biggest gripe, the one I can’t get past, is the lack of character development. Had they given us a little more, no had they given us a lot more backstory the movie would have been better. I understand what the movie makers were doing, they gave us just enough to get through the movie so that the ending wraps it all up and our guesswork is over. Most of the time. I like filling in the blanks and keeping the suspense going, but in The Menu, they withheld just a tad too much.
The acting was awesome and the chemistry between the characters came through loud and clear. The setting was perfect and the visualization was top-notch. That’s what makes me so sad. It had all the components of a truly fantastic movie.
That’s my take. I’m curious to see your comments and thoughts after seeing The Menu. I hope you enjoy it more than I did.
About The Peetimes: There are 2 great Peetimes. I would go with the 2nd Peetime because you really can’t miss anything after this point.
|Rated:||(R) Strong Violent Content | Some Sexual References | Language Throughout|
|Genres:||Comedy, Horror, Thriller|
|Starring:||Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes, Nicholas Hoult|
|Writer(s):||Seth Reiss, Will Tracy|
A young couple travels to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.
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