Master Gardener (2022)

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Master Gardener (2022). Master Gardener: Directed by Paul Schrader. With Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Quintessa Swindell, Esai Morales. A meticulous horticulturist who is devoted to tending the grounds of a beautiful estate and pandering to his employer, the wealthy dowager.

“I have to say, I havenu0026#39;t seen any of the other two movies part of this thematic trilogy, but as far as I know theyu0026#39;re independent stories.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTo start with, the story is nothing original. Itu0026#39;s been done many times before, and better.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe story of a guy with a dark past and set of skills, retired from that life, trying to live a quiet life in a small job, but trouble comes up and the guy goes back to old habits.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI know, thatu0026#39;s not all there is here, but the rest, honestly, didnu0026#39;t blow my mind neither. I just didnu0026#39;t connect with the characters or what they do. And itu0026#39;s actually weird, because I do like gardening and nature in general, but it just didnu0026#39;t click for me.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAlso, I felt the visual aspect wasnu0026#39;t great. I get the pale colour palette, but still, the shots didnu0026#39;t catch my eye or made an impression, except for the monotony and bland character of it. I know many wonu0026#39;t be so exigent with this aspect, but I consider it an important aspect and with so many great cinematographers in the industry, if a movie doesnu0026#39;t have this aspect covered, I feel frustrated and disappointed. After all, movies are a visual form of entertainment, which include other many aspects, but itu0026#39;s a visual thing first!u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBesides all that technical criticism, I found the ending quite weird, awkward, a bit cheesy and even slightly nonsensical at some degree, considering the character Norma (S. Weaver).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOn the performances side, everyone give solid acts, thatu0026#39;s the strongest point of the movie for sure.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eQuite a disappointment, I was expecting this to be a solid movie, but it ended up being a mediocre piece, for me.”


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