Originally Posted by Dent6084
He's reputedly going after The Rock for Doc Savage, and I would love to see Johnson get to do Shane Black dialogue - I think that'd be a great match.
I think that was confirmed? Which is a match made in my loincloth.
Originally Posted by mcnooj82
And finding out that all your efforts were fairly ineffectual in making any major change.
I would agree that Holly's plea for Crowe to not kill at the end of the movie didn't feel all that well implemented compared to what came before. Especially with just how cruel and deadly John Boy was... I kept expecting him to get back up for a last minute reversal that never came.
Considering that he singles out the guy coming back at the end of Die Hard as the movie's lone flaw in that Writer's Panel interview (20 years after dissing it in Last Action Hero), I think that the henchmen pop-up is one of Black's least favorite tropes.
Originally Posted by Ska Oreo
I liked this but....
This film's biggest issue is that it's no Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. And considering that I was (still am kind of) obsessed with KKBB, NIce Guys feels like a minor disappointment.
Definitely this. But also this:
Originally Posted by Misfit
What a total blast. Most entertaining movie of the of year so far. Crowe's flashback to displaying equanimity destroyed me.
It's a lot of fun, but it does play like a slower, less meta KKBB, with solid lead performances in the place of bravura ones. Crowe acquits himself quite well (the equanimity cutaway really is transcendent), but Healy just isn't half the character Gay Perry is. And Gosling does do surprisingly well with the physical comedy, but I don't think he can pull off the drunken sleaze. Not that he's bad at playing drunk per se, but this was an RDJ, and Gosling is just too handsome, too mild, too...well, Canadian, to really sell the shabby burnout on the page. The movie works in spite of this, but I think The Nice Guys simultaneously proves that comedy is within Gosling's wheelhouse, but "fuck up" is not.