Every Movie Has a Lesson: Reviews for “Knight of Cups,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny,” and “The Wave”

“KNIGHT OF CUPS”

The title of “Knight of Cups” from polarizing filmmaker Terrance Malick refers to the tarot card of the same name, a symbol that represents someone “constantly bored, in constant need of stimulation, but also artistic and refined.”  You don’t say?  That label may just apply to anyone in the audience watching this film.  Your copacetic taste is better than this film and you will be spiritless and dispassionate, matching the assigned astrology.

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“CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: SWORD OF DESTINY”

Last summer, the chief complaints of “Jurassic World” were its lack of majesty and awe to follow the original “Jurassic Park.”  One can now say the very same about the new long-distance sequel “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny.”  The soulful beating heart that stirred the 2000 winner of four Academy Awards has been stifled to large degree.  The dazzling and balletic flight of fancy that we fell in love with then has been replaced by repetitive flashiness driven by a different audience.

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“THE WAVE”

Plenty of disaster movies pretend to lean on real science to justify their cinematic ambitions in order to offer belief an audience can accept and exude some form of intelligence.  Too often, the manic energy to entertain exceeds the science and a two-hour turd polishing clinic results.  The decent ones can touch base with the right science and blend in the theatrics.  As long as you can stand subtitles and tray of cheese samples, you have a mild winner in “The Wave (Bolgen)” from Norway.

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