Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk After triumphing at the 2012 Oscars with 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk', which was praised for its use of 3D and the strength and sense of special effects, Ang Lee seemed poised to look for new challenges related to the use of technology . Therefore, his new work, 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk', had generated a curiosity and an expectation very difficult to surpass (and to fulfill for the own film).
What was most striking about the project was not that it was going to become the first film ever shot at 120 frames per second (it can only be seen as it was conceived in 6 cinemas around the world), but the story it was going to adapt To be directed that way: Ben Fountain's novel, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk which chronicles the life of a young soldier when he survives a battle in Iraq and returns to his country as a hero for a promotional tour.
Having celebrated its World Premiere in the Festival of New York, we can say that the critics are being of the most disparate, surely much more negative than expected. Here's what some media say about 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk':
The Hollywood Reporter's opinion is favorable to the proposal. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk According to David Rooney, "In 'Billy Lynn', Ang Lee employs even more advanced developments in the service of the film, with the aim of improving the emotional experience by using an innovative combination of 4K resolution and a 3D at 120 frames per Second, which is five times the standard speed. " Variety's criticism is also positive. This is what Owen Gleberman writes: "It is a new technical paradigm in a well-acted conventional film, and the art of this is the way these two things go hand in hand."
In the middle ground Eric Kohn's opinion in IndieWire, which considers that, despite his virtues, "Billy Lynn 'is just a passable story that pretends to be bigger than life."
Reception predominantly unfavorable
Going by the negative opinions, this is what Dan Callahan says in The Wrap: "From a narrative point of view, 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' is as clumsy and unenthusiastic as its title." For his part, Rodrigo Perez of The Playlist notes that "the use of technology is a major mistake that causes the emotional distance from this well-meaning drama, instead of captivating the viewer." To conclude, Benjamin Lee says in The Guardian that "Watch Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Full Movie Online it's a strange choice to try out this technology and Lee's two-hour argument about how movies will look in the future is flawed."
Released in the past New York Film Festival, the new work of Ang Lee, titled 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk', premieres new international trailer.
Adapting the novel by Ben Fountain and starring Joe Alwyn, the film is a war drama about the post-traumatic stress of soldiers returning home, and in which Alwyn plays the title Billy Lynn, a young soldier who, after surviving To a battle in the Iraq conflict, returns to the United States as a hero in a voluptuous promotional campaign.
Ang Lee, twice an Oscar for Best Director for 'Brokeback Mountain' and 'The Life of Pi', took on a new challenge to shoot his new film: combining the resolution in 4K and a 3D at 120 frames per second (five times Higher than the standard speed). Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk can be viewed in its original format in only six cinemas around the world.
In the new trailer that TriStar Pictures has revealed, we can see how Ang Lee returns willing to touch the fiber to the viewers to the rhythm of an emotional cover of David Bowie's 'Heroes', perfect soundtrack to accompany a new style exercise that promises Surprising by its overwhelming visual quality.