Chris Stuckmann’s sentiment on individual actors in The Longest Ride actors:
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Full-text transcript of The Longest Ride review:
[00:00:04] The longest ride is the latest in the long string of Nicholas Sparks adaptations. He’s the writer who has made so many romance novels and they’ve all turned into romance movies and they all have the exact same poster, including the longest ride. And they all kind of have a checklist of sorts. There’s always a love story with two young people who for some reason can’t be together. For some reason, there’s usually an older person who’s in love or was in love or they’re both in love. One person has Alzheimer’s, one person can’t remember something. Somebody eventually dies. There’s usually a war involved or letters like in Dear John. And someone finds those letters and reads them and we cry and is emotional and blah, blah, blah. They’re all the same. Why did I see this movie? Because it’s like the only wide release out this weekend. Thanks. Now, in two hours and 19 minutes, The Longest Ride is a perfect title for this movie. There were many times where I just almost left. I was so tempted to leave, but I sat there and I watched the entire thing. Scott Eastwood plays a bull rider. He’s a very good bull rider and he’s getting to the point where he might be injuring himself. This is Clint Eastwood, son. And my goodness, do they look alike. Now, Scott Eastwood has shown himself in the past to be talented.
[00:01:13] And you know what? He’s good in this movie. In fact, most of the stars are really good. In fact, it’s a well directed movie. For the most part. It’s all shot. Well, it looks nice. The cinematography is good. This is the kind of movie that can trick you into thinking it’s a good movie until you examine it at its very core and you realize that it’s just the exact same movie we’ve already seen a million times before, just repackaged in a different structure. Britt Robertson is coming up in this year’s Tomorrowland, which I’m really looking forward to. She’s also good in the movie. But there are times where I think she’s a little over the top. That could have been the direction that could have been how they wanted her character to be. Scott Eastwood was a lot more subtle and subdued and she was kind of too much at times. I think that she is a good actress and I’m looking forward to seeing what she does in Tomorrowland. But it was probably just her character. Like, her reaction is just felt like movie reactions, you know, like not real life reactions, just like, oh, my gosh, I’m in a movie. I got to make everything really big. And she was just too larger than life, I think in this film. Alan Alda is a fantastic actor and he does a very good job with what he’s given in this movie.
[00:02:12] But you just can’t justify this movie because it’s the exact same as all of the other Nicholas Sparks movies. It’s like when you walk into a Michael Bay movie, you know exactly what you’re going to get a lot of explosions as shots and like high contrast saturated colors and low framed angles of people stepping out of cars. And Nicholas Sparks movie, you’re going to get old people talking about when they were young and they first met and how sad and tragic that is. Young people who want to fall in love but can’t because something’s in the way. Whole bunch of flashback sequences, probably a war scene or two, and somebody reading a letter that’s very sad and we get narration. We’re supposed to cry and it’s all terrible, but it’s just boring as hell. The longest ride. I’m not going to spend any more time talking about this movie. I’m going to give this film a D plus. It’s the same as every Nicholas Sparks movie, but it does have the added benefit of not having a romantic spirit ghost giving someone advice. Yeah, that happened in another one of his movies. Guys, thank you so much, as always, for watching. And if you missed my reviews for Lost River, Ryan Gosling’s first directorial feature, as well as my first in my Tom Cruise series of movie reviews, Mission Impossible, both of those are my channel right now, if you’d like to check those out.
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