Film Synopsis: A trio of World War I veterans, and friends – a medical physician, Dr. Burt Berendsen (Christan Bale), a nurse, Valerie Voze (Margot Robbie), & a lawyer, Harold Woodsman (John David Washington) – become the PRIME suspects in the murder of US Senator Bill Meekins (Ed Begley, Jr.) in the 1930’s.
Trav’s Critique On “AMSTERDAM” ➡️ This, sadly, very sadly was a box office bomb! Amsterdam should have stayed in Amsterdam! The 3 main characters had on-screen magic and chemistry. The vibe and friendship were most definitely present between the 3 actors, but sadly that was all. This film had to be my Birthday film because it opened up in theaters on Oct. 7th and my birthday was the following day on the 8th, that Saturday, and I regret that Black Adam or something else did not come out instead of this. I saw so many advertisements for Amsterdam just as much as I have been seeing Black Panther advertisements, but none of those obviously did this movie any good – it did not suck, but it was not good or enjoyable.
There must have been less than 30 people in the entire auditorium seeing it on Opening Night when I saw it. This movie had such an amazing all-star cast, but as you must know just because a film has an all-cast cast – that does not necessarily mean that a film will be a success! Right? There was an interesting plot twist in the film, but it wasn’t like playing a mystery game like Clue; it wasn’t painfully obvious, but as I watched more and more, I was able to figure it out. You might be able to as well. I would not rush out to the theater to see this. I will admit though that I am sucker for watching movies if I see a preview constantly no matter where I go or what I am at the movie theater wanting to watch, actually.
This usually happens 90% of the time – not all the time. Out of the 3 actors, in the film the one that stood out to me the most was Christian Bale. His character wanted to help people no matter what; he thought that he had found love with his wife, Beatrice; but her wealthy father who gave Burt his medical license, practice, name for himself, etc. had him under his control and wanted to control him. No one should live under that type of scrutiny. That is always how it seems to be with privileged families – they want to choose the man or woman for the child and do not want them to marry someone from a lower class than them.
That is why his character stood out me the most. I had gotten the entire plot of the film wrong when I initially heard about the film – I was always under the impression that these 3 were going to frame someone for a crime; but instead, Burt and his best friend, Harold were accused of murder and those two along with the help of Valerie tried to clear their names. Like I said, even with throwing in some unexpected Amsterdam surprises in the mix, it still was not enough to keep the movie going afloat. With Harold, Valerie, and Burt all going to Amsterdam for that one specific purpose – that is where they all connected and became united, as one: a family.
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