Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Review : Focus
FOCUS : Starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie - Two big names in a comedy, crime, drama about how a veteran con man's latest scheme goes tits up when a woman from his past, who is now a accomplished femme fatale show up and throws his plan up in the air.
There are many films out there like this like 21, Now You See Me, Catch Me If You Can, Casino and various others similar to this, I think what makes Focus an interesting film to watch is that it is forever compelling from start to finish, its so clean cut and carefully executed so you don't miss a trick, your drawn in but not given too much away. I think it does what it says on the tin and carries it's purposes out quite well throughout.
On the other hand, the competition with films such as this is enormous. My issue is that if you are one of these people who doesn't pay much attention when watching films, then don't watch this film. It's one of these things where if you take your eye off the ball, you miss a trick and its so quick and precise to the limit that you need to have full attention on it.
What's confusing is that it couldn't just stay about thing, it had to be about something else, it had to be controversial in order to keep it flowing when in actual fact, it was doing well 20 minutes in. I do feel it is a bit of a rush rush type film, and not one which is about being bang on the timing, you need to tone it down allowing the audience to absorb what they have just watched and then draw them back in again. It's the issue of balance that gets to it in the end which is a shame.
6/10 for me.