Hot Take: Hotel Artemis is proof it takes more than a strong cast, interesting characters and original premise to deliver an entertaining film. Somehow with all those assets, this dystopian action flick is dull and goes nowhere. You’d think it would take more to get Jodie Foster back on the big screen after a five year absence.
Everything is there for Hotel Artemis to deliver a good cinematic experience. Everything except a solid, interesting script or a plot you might actually care about. Despite an excellent cast including the return of Jodie Foster to the big screen after a half decade absence, Sterling K. Brown, Dave Bautista, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Zachary Quinto and Charlie Day and a competent dystopian premise, a complete and utter disaster of a script that can’t seem to figure out who or what it is about makes 94 minutes feel twice as long and offers almost nothing memorable to hang it’s hat on. Okay, maybe there’s one fight sequence that’s worth re-watching (and due to the spoiler free nature of this review, I can’t divulge any details) but outside of that brief glimpse of excellence, Hotel Artemis is a wasted opportunity.Read More →