Some might consider my routines to be a bit predictable. I’m online a lot either working on my website, researching any number of things, doing word puzzles or scrolling social media. There’s a lot of time spent streaming TV and movies which has provided awesome quality time. Board games are a regular occurrence, allowing us to socialize, have fun and keep our minds sharp. It means we spend a lot of time inside the house. Our primary escapes include shopping for secondhand games and seeing the latest movies at the theater. While we see a lot of movies, I don’t always have time to write about them. Sometimes I just make time. Like now… for Amsterdam. Check out the trailer:
Last month we saw Amsterdam on the big screen. The underlying genre is a murder mystery, but not kind our parent’s watched. This one is woven with a comedic thread. IMDB tagged Amsterdam as comedy, drama and history which kind of tells you the level of “murder mystery” that it really is. If you just watched the trailer then you should have a grasp of that.
What you also probably noticed is that the movie has a loaded cast. LOADED with A-list stars like Margot Robbie, Christian Bale, John David Washington, Zoe Saldana, Rami Malek, Timothy Olyphant, Chris Rock, Mike Myers, and Robert De Niro. The dynamics of how they work together is fantastic. There are some movies where actors want the sole spotlight, but like with Ocean’s 11, there was balance.
Amsterdam is humorous, but not just the script. It’s the entire package with comedic looks and reactions that really make it shine. One of the most interesting things about Amsterdam is that it’s built on a (caution: link is a potential spoiler) little known historical fact. While the movie isn’t historically accurate, Amsterdam nudged me to read more about it and it’s fascinating.
The only complaint, if any, I have about the movie is the realization that Taylor Swift needs to stick to singing because acting isn’t her thing. Sorry, Swifties, but it is what it is. Thankfully, it’s not THAT big of an issue and the movie is incredibly entertaining regardless of that fact. There are plenty of other movies already in theaters (Woman King, The Banshees of Inishern, TILL) or opening soon (The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) if you’re looking for something on the big screen. But add Amsterdam to your streaming list because it’s certainly worth the watch.
Which actor(s) in Amsterdam are your favorites?