Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Hail, Caesar! movie review

As a movie buff, I also like the old movies as well as the popular movies. If you don't like the old movies, you don't have an idea how the industry progressed since then. My appreciation with classic movies came from the influence of my dad. He loves the old movies.

It follows tradition of Noises Off and The Producers that is about a play within a movie. But Hail, Caesar is four movies within a movie. The post-war Hollywood is popular with four movie genres: Western movies, romance, musicals and Biblical epics.

Although the movie pays tribute to the golden age of movies, the humor of this movie is darker because it expose the reality of what goes behind the camera in making movies. You will see how a producer can do a lot of things you can't imagine.

It also shows one dark history in the golden age of cinema that at one time in history, there was a commotion of Communist witch hunting. There were Hollywood personalities that are also suspected of being Communist sympathizers.

The movie is just simple but it was well directed and well-cast.  It was also a good idea to cast Channing Tatum. Since he can also dance, he did a Fred Astaire type of scene. You may be surprise that the story is just fictional.

The movie also give that old feel of watching classic movies when the colors are not yet defined clearly. The post-war era is still adjusting from the black and white to color. I highly suggest this movie for the current generation especially if you are taking up studies related to film and movies.

Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johanson, Tilda Swinton, Jonah Hill, Frances McDormand and more. Hail Caesar opens May 16 exclusively to SM Cinema. For more reviews, follow this blog and like L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook.

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