Release Date: October 12
Budget/Box-Office: $32M/ $31.5M
Starring: Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson, Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, et al.
What do you get when you bring together an undercover cop, a lady hoping for a breakthrough in her musical career, a thief suffering from dementia posing as a priest, and a big sister trying to save her little sister from harm’s way, and put all of then in a hotel infamous for bad behaviors under the supervision of a young man struggling with his faith?
The answer’s chaos. Beautifully crafted chaos.
Going through the cast, one would be inspired to give this movie a shot, but never did I expect it to be as good as it turned out to be. Every single member of the cast was good, including Dakota Johnson (for those wondering).
Chris Hemsworth continues to impress me with his continuous swing onscreen comedy. His role here as Billy Lee, though minor, got to evoke laughter from me more than ones because of the character’s many idiosyncrasies.
The music’s good, lighting and cinematography also. Practically every technical aspects of the film checks out. ‘Bad times at the El Royale’ even has an impressive Deus ex machina, something that’s surprisingly rare in movie these days. It’s a shame the movie’s so underrated.
Directed by: Drew Goddard
Rinzy’s Rating: 3.5/5