The Burnettwork’s Millennial film critic, Omar, had a hard time getting into the story behind MANK. It looked great and had terrific performances but where did things fall short?
I saw David Fincher’s new movie, MANK, this weekend, and wanted to give my review for it.Before seeing the film, I had a slight apprehension about it, since I found the trailer to be decent, but nothing special, and I didn’t find the premise to be particularly appealing. However, I still decided to check it out, and see what it was like.
Unfortunately, it was not for me.
I did like the acting, cinematography, costumes, and production design, but I just could not get into the story. I wanted to like it, since I have an affinity for movies about movies, but I just did not find MANK to be very interesting.
While the film had end credits, I liked how the movie starts like a Classic Hollywood movie, where the credits appear at the very beginning.
Also, this is just an interesting observation I personally found when watching. Despite the film being set in the 1930s and 40s, it looked more like a Classic Hollywood film from the 1960s.
All in all, MANK was just not my thing. I’m sure others might like it, especially if they are David Fincher fans, but it’s not something I would watch again.