Luke M wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:12 pm
Persona wrote:The plot was such a hot mess in this thing. Had more special object objectives than a videogame. JJ has some borrowed flair as a director, he is the closest thing we have to a human Spielberg emulator, but he is an awful writer. The relentless story convolutions and slap-dash editing made the first hour or so pretty insufferable. It finally gets into a rhythm but its aspirations and ideas are so shameless and hollow... It just wants to be the biggest, baddest finale ever and ultimately it just feels like a collection of extravagance.
I think the Duffer Brothers with Stranger Things are closer to Spielberg than anyone.
Geez, I don't know about that. No matter how you feel about his individual films, or specific directorial choices, I don't think anyone can dispute the claim that Spielberg is inherently a filmmaker, through and through, always knowing exactly where to place his camera to find the emotional core in any given scene.
And, although I’ve been pretty okay with the first two seasons of Stranger Things as a whole, I have never been impressed with the direction in the show. I, personally, thought the third season was awful, but my opinion of its horrid writing, pacing, characterization aside, the directing in the individual episodes absolutely convinced me that the Duffers have absolutely no fucking clue what to do with the camera, and are, essentially, hacks that got lucky.