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Friday, February 24, 2017

[6.50/10] The Founder (2016)

The Founder (2016)

Quick Review: The retro tone, and outstanding set design will send you straight away into the era the whole thing takes place in, but that is not the film's biggest asset -- it's Keaton and his commanding, yet fascinating performance as the business-driven central character ready to step on anyone to achieve his goal. Due to its unfair nature "The Founder" may leave a bad taste in your mouth, but it daringly reveals some spicy facts behind the foundation of the world's most famous food chain.


Kaijinu said...

This one's starting to grow on me; The Box is interesting but the cliffhanger ending just didn't sit right with me. I guess I'm one of the few idiots who wanted a definite answer to "what's in the box".

The Birthday Party was "mishandled". Could have been better if they did it as a tongue-in-cheek black comedy, but they had to be all serious and junk.

Don't Fall finally fares better. I think this is the best segment in the film.

As for Her Only Living Son, it was a little slow but the final act made it all worth it. I guess that one's my second favorite.

The wraparound actually confused me. Not about it's content, but the fact it is considered "horror". It ain't horrifying, just weird...and now I want a replica of that living dollhouse!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Kaijinu, though this comment is under the wrong review, I see your point. The Box was my personal favorite, and the wraparound was a pure state-of-the-art in my book.