Let's check into the Hotel Artemis. I just saw this movie it stars Jodie Foster, Dave Bautista, Sofia Boutella and Sterling K. Brown just to name a few. It was asked on Silver Screen Analysis "Does An Ensemble Cast Equal Success?" To answer the question, I would say, it probably use to. Now a days with so many movies coming out and people being more careful with what they spend money on, the risk are higher than ever to make a profit on anything. So lets roll the dice. Brown plays, Waikiki, professional criminal who has problems in his personal life. he's always being held back by his little brother played by Brian Terry Henry and they get themselves into a little bit of trouble when they rob a bank. Now all around them in the city from the begin of the film, the tone is setting that there are riots in the streets. Citizens are angry at the rich and all hell is breaking lose. Logic tells Waikiki to use the chaos to make money. A smart plan that goes horribly wrong faster than it starts. The year is 2028 there is also a water shortage. Tone set.
What do you do when all hell breaks lose, you're a wanted criminal and now you need medical attention? Who you gonna call? Jodie Foster! Hotel Artem it's a place where criminals can go to get patched up no questions asked, no cops, don't break the rules, pay your membership and things will go smooth for you kind of place. Jodie Foster plays Jean Thomas, referred to as the nurse by Dave Batista aka Everest. Throughout the film you can see their is obviously a mothering/mentor ship between these two characters. But I always wondered if maybe Batista's character ever became attracted to her or fell in love with her at one point. She did get him off the streets and they seem to be cooped up in this situation locking out most contact with the outside world. Hard to believe the thought never crossed his mind. The movie does not dive into this but my mind wondered.
Charlie Acapulco, the arms dealer an asshole. Of course he is mostly the comic relief that pretty much moves things along from one a two point tragedy. He's a bit much from the get go. Not backing down from anyone even though he knows he's out manned and muscled in every situation. The guts he emitted made his character interesting, nothing else. Then we have the character that let's say is about 65% of the reason why I really wanted to watch this movie. Sofia Boutella. She playce a character named Nice. Everyone who is a guest in the hotel Artemis is assigned a room each room is named after beautiful places around the world like Nice, Acapulco, Waikiki, etc.
We later learn that Nice and Waikiki have a little bit of a pass. Obviously there was a love connection there but it didn't work out because she believes he's held back from his full potential just because he's always looking out for his little brother.
every bit of this story was was a good adventure it was a nice time and I enjoyed it a lot. I found myself rooting for these these anti-heroes, these bad guys and just trying to figure out how they were going to get out of this bad situation. Jeff Goldblum brought his A Game the way only Jeff Goldblum can. it felt like watching his character from the Fly if the fly became a kingpin of criminals.
Overall this is a great movie you'll enjoy it. 95% of the reason why I really wanted to see it was because sofia boutella and she does not disappoint. either every. It was it was almost like watching her character from Kingsman before she lost her leg.
Will there or should there be a sequel? I hope so I think this movie deserves it. if not it's a good standalone but out of that let me know what you guys think? Until next time Consumers, Peace.
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