Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Eddie Mannax (Josh Brolin) is the head of a major motion picture studio in the 1950s. Hail, Caesar! is the story of how he manages to keep all the projects, actors and problems of his studio in working order.
If you are familiar with the Coen Brother’s films (No Country for Old Men, Burn After Reading, Fargo) then you know how quirky and strange these movies can be. Hail, Caesar! is no exception as we basically watch Josh Brolin keep his studio in order. From a kidnapped actor to a troubled actress with a baby problem, Josh Brolin is running around dealing with crap that we as an audience get the pleasure of watching… yeah, right! This movie is down right boring, pointless and not entertaining! Hail, Caesar is a bunch of mini stories thrown together and Josh Brolin has to deal with each of them. The scene where a famous western actor has to do a minor acting role and he screws it up every time is just plain annoying! I don’t see how anyone can say this was a “good movie” because the whole time I’m thinking “where is this going?!?!”
The only positive about this movie is the setting and costumes. The picture is well made and produced, but damn is the story ever pointless! The only people I can see loving this movie are Coen Brother’s fans. If the only Coen Brother movie you like is Fargo, then still avoid this! Co-starring George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Weronica Osorio, Alison Pill, Max Baker, Fisher Stevens, David Krumholtz, and Wayne Knight.
5/10 Stars – The production and acting might be well done, but the story is boring and pointless!