Money Monster DVD Review06:45:00
Money Monster was a film that was everywhere but not really. You knew about it, you saw posters, interviews and interesting clips, but you didn’t see much happening at the cinema. The film kind of got moved out of the way in the summer blockbuster season.
The film follows George Clooney’s character, Lee Gates, a very over the top man who is not likeable in any shape or form, as he works alongside Julia Roberts character Patty, who directs the show he stars in. When some of his money making advice goes wrong, Jack O’Connell’s character Kyle, steps in to take over making for an intense viewing.
However the film becomes a jumble with it’s over the top elements and drastic measures. Whilst watching you see that it becomes a little bit to chaotic at times and you definitely don’t know whose side to really be on when watching it. O’Connell’s character in fact becomes the more likeable figure out of everyone and the way in which he conveys his cinematic magic shines through, which is key when placed beside Roberts and Clooney.
Overall though the film can’t save itself. It has too many plots, to many moments that are lost to the audience and not much that we haven’t seen before. In fact the only reason to watch this is to see Foster’s directing and the cast’s great acting.
There so I am giving it...
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