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Director Rian Johnson and actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt
Rating:7.7/10 (3 votes) [
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Reviewed by rodge1138 on December 8th, 2013
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Johnson and Gordon-Levitt start the track as Blunt joins them a little into it, this track is full of fun but with lots of interesting information from the director too. A must for any fan of the film and anyone interested in the technical side too.
Reviewed by reidca on April 7th, 2015
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Unfortunately most DVD and bluray reviews no longer properly 'review' commentary tracks and other special features. They just give you a capsule of what it is. This site is one of the only places left where you can actually pick and choose what you want to watch. This and Film School Rejects "Commentary Commentary" series. They have a comprehensive look at this track, which I found good but not as good as I was hoping for. Johnson is the best thing about this track but it lacks depth and backstory - I found his extended conversation on Kevin Smith's podcast more enlightening. Maybe the downloadable commentary is better? Blunt is ok, but just blurts out that's cool too many times. Leavitt is surprisingly quiet - I find it odd when this happens in commentaries and even Johnson makes mention of the fact he's not commentating. 7/10
Reviewed by TylerMirage on January 25th, 2017
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I wasn't looking forward to this track considering I'm really not a fan of the movie, but I was pleasantly surprised. Rian and Joseph start the commentary and are joined by Blunt about 5-10 minutes into the movie. The three of them have good rapport together and Joseph comes off as quite the personable jokester, making funny comments and doing various accents.
Johnson points out his familial cameos, such as his cousin or his father who plays a bouncer that gets shot by Bruce Willis. "There's about 30 Johnsons in this movie".
A good drinking game for this (or pretty much any movie these days) is taking note of when the filmmakers say something along the lines of "we did X and Y practically"/"we did this in-camera"/"we avoided CG if we could". We get it, CG is the devil and you're such a unique filmmaker for doing a car crash for real...just like 99% of everyone else out there.
Anywho, it's a pretty solid track and would recommend it for anyone who enjoyed the movie.
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