2019 has been an abysmal year for me watching movies, but man I love it when I get the chance to see something great. "Peanut Butter Falcon" is great. I wish I would've watched it with someone else because it would've been that much better. In some ways it's weird that I loved it so much because it is elementary in its simplistic story approach. But it's beautiful. Zack Gottsagen and Shia LaBeouf make an incredible duo that you root for the whole way through.
I loved the acting! (exception of the bad guys, which is why I can't give it a 5 kernel)
Beautiful, but I guess at some point I was rooting for the anti-hero to keep being bad. That's probably not a good thing.
I love the bluegrass music. It's very fitting. It's also a little much.
I honestly don't think you could make a simpler feature-length storyline than "Peanut Butter Falcon". And yet, they still pull off an excellent film. It's such an interesting film to watch because it literally doesn't take a single rabbit trail from the simple story of two random friends coming together for a journey. It's not even so much a journey with a destination, but somehow the film is able to break some rules that should be important to us (Tyler's brother, Tyler's backstory, Zak's backstory), which most films dive into. We know the characters only through what other characters say and what those characters do. Yet, even with very limited information, the movie still pulls at the heart strings and we're still rooting for our unsung heroes the whole way through. That's really interesting to me.
There not trying to win any awards here, just filming outside in the Georgia sun. Yet the scenery was unique and even a character in a way. The use of drones was well played. The "Peanut Butter Falcon" scene specifically was very well shot and lent to a funnier moment because of its angle and lighting.
There is one exception of the film rabbit trailing...the bad guys. This duo could have ruined the film and to me kept it from being truly Poppin'. In some weird way I don't think they were necessary, they were a distraction for me.