There wasn't a strong plot - just an couple of intertwined stories, none of which is really overriding as the main plotline. I guess your point regarding it having no strong engaging narrative is essentially what I was referring to. When I said immersion I was probably using the wrong word. I think my point is that you never feel like you're stuck right into the story - you're never left feeling like you want to know what happens next. I certainly enjoyed it, but I feel like I could have walked out at any time without wondering how things ended up.Mandieta6;3913040 said:I like Hail Caesar. It was like Burn After Reading in that it was short and sweet so you're entertained the whole way through. Don't think the film can be described as plotless, not sure what you mean there. It's a film that doesn't revolve a strong, engaging narrative but it's pretty much a pastiche of an era so immersion is far from required but probably discouraged.
I think I should kill one of your friends, and you should then murder me as an act of rage-filled revenge.I'd probably have enjoyed it more if I was more savvy on the 50s film industry but it was still entertaining. I felt more satisfied than with The Revenant, not that that's a hard ask. That said, it's probably my least favorite Coen Brothers film from the ones I've seen. Worth a rewatch at some point, but it's far from amazing. Still refreshing in this age of 150+ minute movies.
I'm afraid our differences are irreconcilable. How do you wanna go about it? Slain in your sleep like Duncan or overthrown by the senate like Caesar?
That said I think I agree with basically all you've said - except I still feel it was essentially plotless. At least as far as having a primary plot line goes. I guess it could be argued that it was entirely plot - a series of events impacting each other, but I was referring more to it having a point; an end game.
Anyway, I enjoyed it. Not as much as I enjoyed Deadpool (only comparing them as I watched them within a week of each other), and I probably enjoyed it less than Zoolander 2 - but certainly thought it was a much better movie. Zoolander 2 I enjoyed in the way I enjoy eating McDonalds - I gave it very little thought, knew it wasn't really healthy, but enjoyed it anyway.