Film Review: Wreckers

Posted on by 5WC in Film

It seems that you cannot move this year without bumping into a film that stars Benedict Cumberbatch. Since his CGI appearance as Smaug in the desolate Hobbit adventure, 2014 has seen him enter my life in: August Osage County, 12 Years A Slave, The Imitation Game and The Fifth Estate and that’s before you remember that I still have The Hobbit finale to come before the year is out. And Wreckers is now another film you can add to the list.

I’ve repeatedly stated that I find Cumberbatch to be one of those actors where I struggle to see past the person and into the character. It’s not that he’s a bad actor, he certainly isn’t, it’s just his face is so defined, individual and almost devoid of natural variation when portraying emotion that everything slowly blends into itself. He is one of the few actors where actions have to speak louder than words, and it’s a difficult trick to do. But even with my issue, I still gravitate towards him, and enjoy the films he produces. Read more