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Armageddon Time (2022). Armageddon Time: Directed by James Gray. With Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, Banks Repeta, Jaylin Webb. A deeply personal coming-of-age story about the strength of family and the generational pursuit of the American Dream.
“Didnu0026#39;t really know what the movie was about heading in, but even so the opening sequence was confusing and that feeling persists throughout as the narrative is somewhat chaotic, but this is the result of the movie being shown from a childu0026#39;s point of view. The movie seems like an authentic family experience, and for the most part I didnu0026#39;t really know what the purpose is or what it was leading to but still enjoyed it. A film thatu0026#39;s massively elevated by the castu0026#39;s performances.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe kids can get annoying at times as kids do but the movie letu0026#39;s you relate to them and feel their emotions. It has a few very uncomfortable scenes and has a constant piteous feel after the first act or so. Weu0026#39;re just witnessing a familyu0026#39;s life, so thereu0026#39;s no actual story to it and narration feels off because life isnu0026#39;t always linear or follows a path. This will definitely put some people off.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe acting is superb, especially from the kids whou0026#39;re the lead roles and able to convey their emotion across; Anthony Hopkins and Anne Hathaway were amazing despite being only in supporting roles, felt like watching real people in real life not in a movie. Jessica Chastain was a surprise, she seemed off but I also think thatu0026#39;s how her character was meant to be portrayed. Itu0026#39;s just unfortunate such great performances had no story for them to hold together. The movie just feels like childhood memories to me all jumbled up.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eItu0026#39;s not a movie for everyone and I hesitate to call it perfect nor recommend it but it is beautiful and the performances alone make this a worthy watch. The story wasnu0026#39;t much to behold, but Iu0026#39;ll remember this for the heart rending feel it gave. I am still confused as to where the movie titled came from.”