World’s Greatest Dad (2009) – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

World’s Greatest Dad (2009) – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Damn. There’s nothing like watching a career best performance to make you REALLY realise how you are going to miss someone.  It’s hard to watch a Robin Williams film now with no degree of post death hyperbole or cushioned, romantic, teary eyes critical love.  The sadness of his passing make sit almost impossible.  Yet beyond all this, his performance here is nothing short of excellent. Touching, heart breaking and fragile, Williams gives a more nuanced performance that his more audience friendly roles he will be remembered for. Which is a shame as World’s Greatest Dad could well be his most intimate look into himself, into Robin Williams the flawed genius.  Watch for Williams but stay for the really rather exellant film he’s part of.

Best Bit: Robin Williams

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Buy

If You Liked this Try: God Bless America, Good Will Hunting, One Hour Photo

 

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Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…

Blog: World’s Greatest Dad (2009) – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: World’s Greatest Dad (2009) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Damn. There’s nothing like watching a career best performance to make you REALLy realise how you are going to miss someone.  It’s hard to watch a Robin Williams  film now with no degree of post death hyperbole or cushioned, romantic, teary eyes critical love.  The sadness of his passing make sit almost impossible.  Yet beyond all this, his performance here is nothing short of excellent. Touching, heart breaking and fragile, Williams gives a more nuanced performance that his more audience friendly roles he will be remembered for. Which is a shame as World’s Greatest Dad could well be his most intimate look into himself, into Robin Williams the flawed genius.  Watch for Williams but stay for the really rather exellant film he’s part of.

Best Bit: Robin Williams

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Buy

If You Liked this Try: God Bless America, Good Will Hunting, One Hour Photo

 

Author: Phil Hobden

Blog: Willow Creek – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: Willow Creek – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Damn. This one hurts.  I’m been a massive fan of Blair Witch and the genre it inspired.  Yes okay so not every film was great but it has become an interesting genre.  When I heard Bobcat Goldthwait, director of the excellent God Bless America, was making a found footage BigFoot movie it had all the hallmarks of something special. I was wrong.  What I got was a carbon copy of Blair Witch, same structure, same ideas (even a “We’re lost” section) and almost the same ending. The film just offers nothing new.  Yes a few bits are effective but like most Blair Witch copies there’s a lot of nothing before the payoff.  Massiev let down

Best Bit: In The Tent

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Blair Witch, The Bay, Paranormal Activity

 

Author: Phil Hobden