Story: It’s been more than five years since superstar writer Loretta Sage became a widow, and she’s been completely rewriting love stories for quite some time. But when the billionaire adventurer wanted to make a name for himself, he kidnapped her because he believes that she and her husband knew about the “Lost City of D” [Laughs]. The daring model on the cover of Loretta Dash’s book (Alan Caprison in real life) decides to save her. Hey, he knows CrossFit, so they have to be good, right?
I have to say: “City” looked good in the trailers. Bullock, Tatum, Radcliffe, Pitt? Come on, take my money. But it was like a summer movie, so I was worried that everything good was in those trailers. But no; the City feels like a love child of the novel “Stone” and “Galactic Quest”, and I’m here to tell you that it was a boom. From the surprising comic chemistry between Tatum and Bullock to the gorgeous wide-angle shots of jungle landscapes and great movie music (and finisher Songs), this movie is designed for the big screen and all the goodies your little belly craves. Multiplexed and ready to make you laugh? Your wish is the commandment of this movie, all of you.
First things first; I have to talk about this setlist. What? He claps his hands. From ’80s jams like “the final Countdown” in Europe and Tone Locke’s “the Cold Medine,” to 21st-century bops like Latta’s “Big Energy” and “Far from any Road” from “Beautiful family,” City knows everyone will come to this movie ready to roll. have fun and these Songs are designed to help you succeed. Add in some beautiful classic and Latin American slow jams and Captain Marvel’s pompous Pinar Toprak music, and City is a great movie to show people how music can amplify a filmy story. And hello; we even see Tatum and Bullock dancing. So, the applause is everywhere.
Well, now about the characters and the plot. Bullock does a great job of showing how depressed and scared Loretta has become, even years after her husband’s passed away. The way Loretta slowly and unobtrusively comes out of her shell as Alan tries to save her from kidnappers and begins to rediscover her love for the research he has done is how Bullock makes the most of the script. She also seems to have had an absolute boom, something I haven’t really seen in her since he proposed to her. Does Tatum play Dufus, who is deeper than you thought and after taking him to 11 in that long blonde wig? I can’t wait to see him work with Chris Hemsworth on some silly comedy. Come on, Hollywood gods, Mom needs that level of joy. Oh, by the way, Pitt and Tatum are absolutely delighted to delve into beautiful clichés. So yes, please add Pitt to this silly comedy list, and thank you.
Da’vine Joy Randolph plays Loretta’s PR bestie Beth, and she doesn’t steal every scene she’s in. There is none. Instead, it gives 110%, allowing the stars to shine. Is bringing the character to life so good that I get excited when the action stops and Beth enters the scene? He’s a serious talent. Once again, Randolph went to Yale drama school, all of you. Yes. So soak it up. A special greeting in this review is addressed to Oscar, a pilot who wants to be for Beth something more than the best friend played by Oscar Núñez. Holy reunion proposal, Batman! Nunez here alludes to his character from the Proposal, and as with the comic chemistry between Tatum and Bullock, that chemistry is also relevant between Randolph and Nunez. Oh, and Daniel Radcliffe’s Abigail “IS a GENDER-NEUTRAL name” Fairfax is superbly spoiled, Radcliffe enthusiastically immerses himself in the villain and all Abigail’s eccentricities for being funny, but not to mention being a little browbeating.
So, what else? Well, the City has taught me a lot of things that I can add to my life lesson. “I will no longer help a handsome stranger” = WORD. “Don’t do mischief on a bicycle” = FACTS. And, of course, “Do I need to wear a sequined jumpsuit?”=BUT YES, THOUGH. So go to the city and laugh laughing.
#Hint: Stay in the end credits; there is a scene in the middle of the credits that is funny in itself, but may indicate a sequel. She said I hope,…