Author Topic: Is there a thread for Greed?  (Read 3375 times)

Re: Is there a thread for Greed?
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2020, 05:25:54 PM »
Yeah, it’s fun at times, but pretty half-baked. Half the plot threads and characters are ultimately dropped, and a lot of Coogan’s “bad bastard boss” dialogue felt like it was written by a sixth-former who’s just discovered The Thick Of It. I get that it was going for an operatic (or Greek comedy, fucksake) style, but it could’ve been far more pointed had its characters not been so caricatured. Having Coogan be a subtler cunt would not only provide more light and shade, but would also be closer to his character’s real-life counterparts.

I generally like Winterbottom and a lot of the cast, so it was perfectly entertaining for me, but the hardest my wife laughed was at the end when it started throwing facts about sweat shops at us (not because she thinks sweatshops are funny, mind you, but because of how unearned it felt).

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Re: Is there a thread for Greed?
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2020, 05:33:58 PM »
the fact that Amanda (?) ends up working in a factory after being some sort of party organizer was really stupid.

also the surprise of Mitchell when he learns the wage of the Sri Lankan women.

it's fairly watchable but it's a waste of a good cast really.

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Re: Is there a thread for Greed?
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2020, 12:37:59 AM »
Gave up after 22 long tedious minutes.

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