JimmyO’S “The Counselor” Makes a Weak Case
By Marcus Julianus, Associate Critic
If such a thing exists, JimmyO would be in hog heaven at a fan boy frat house (where one imagines doing keg stands while cosplaying Iron Man or a character from Akira).
At least JimmyO would be the smartest guy at said frat house. In his review “Review: The Counselor”, he displays a moderate ability to take apart the pieces of a film and look at them critically. He lauds the film for achieving a “certain beauty in this dangerous world”, but derides it as “a lackluster attempt at a suspenseful thriller.”
Counselor starts well (and JimmyO means well), but it eventually dissolves into a bit of a rambling mess. The points start to sound like they came from a forum post; unorganized and written as they came to him. This free association can work sometimes, but not with film critique where organization play a huge part in the success of a piece.
JimmyO’s writing is where the work really suffers. His staccato (and scatter shot) rhythm lends the work about as much flow as a glacier and will give readers that all too familiar start and stop feeling of being stuck in bumper to bumper traffic.