Mortdecai: Film Review – Seriously, what is up with Johnny Depp?

Mortdecai: Film Review – Seriously, what is up with Johnny Depp?

By Jaanam Dewan23 January, 2015 2 min read

Often in life, there are times when you are chatting with a friend, and he/she tries to be funny, so you respond with an ‘LOL’. In reality, you are as expressionless as a brick. That is exactly what Mortdecai does to you. 

Expectations soar sky high when an actor like Johnny Depp is the protagonist in a film. It can be universally agreed upon that most of Johnny Depp’s performances have met with excellent reviews. But I now come to the admission that his prowess has a limit. Maybe that’s the reason behind Mortdecai‘s washout. Or maybe it’s everything about this film.

Just when it seemed like the spectrum of roles Depp could cover was widening, Hollywood began to give us Alice in Wonderland, The Lone Ranger and now Mortdecai. The film could have done much better in terms of plot and characterization. Despite starring big guns and having a director (David Koepp) who has worked on some of the most successful films in the past, this film is a bummer.

Elements such as Mortdecai‘s sympathetic gag reflex and trying-too-hard-to-be-funny dialogues fail to extract even a chuckle from us. Also, everyone in the film is constantly poking fun at Mortdecai‘s mustache with absurd statements like ‘you have a vagina on your lips’ and ‘looks like something curled up and died on your face’.

Paul Bettany plays the role of Jock – Mortdecai‘s man servant (who is basically a whorehound resembling a deranged assassin). But he is more than just that. As Mortdecai‘s foul weather aide, counselor and life-saver, he does manage to be pretty resourceful! Gwyneth Paltrow is stunning as Mortdecai‘s trophy wife, but could have done better with a little more challenge.

Most of you would be oblivious to the fact that Aubrey Plaza was a part of the cast, but sadly she is nowhere to be seen in the film. Mortdecai would have been slightly less dull with her in it.

The eccentricity of Mortdecai and the whole art-heist theme of the film is bound to refresh memories of Pink Panther. Except that Inspector Clouseau wins the audience’s hearts and successfully cracks them up.


Why should you watch this film?

Ideally, you shouldn’t. Unless having a grave, hesitant face while watching a movie is your thing.  

кредитная карта втб 24 краснодармикрозаймы онлайн на киви кошелёк срочно

Tags: #2015 #action comedy #David Koepp #Gwyneth Paltrow #hollywood film #hollywood film review #mortdecai #mortdecai review
Jaanam Dewan
Written by

Jaanam Dewan

Trending articles

‘Vakeel Saab’ Is Pawan Kalyan’s Show All The Way
Movie Review

‘Vakeel Saab’ Is Pawan Kalyan’s Show All The Way

A remake of Hindi superhit film ‘Pink‘, Vakeel Saab marks the comeback for Power Star Pawan Kalyan. The last we saw him on screen was ‘Agnyaathavaasi‘, after which he plunged into active politics. Also featuring Nivetha Thomas, Anjali, Ananya Nagalla, Prakash Raj and Shruti Haasan in prominent roles, the movie is directed by Venu Sriram and bankrolled by Dil Raju under ‘Sri Venkateswara Creations’ banner. S Thaman has composed the music and background score and the album is already a runaway hit. PS Vinod heads the camera department while Prawin Pudi is the editor.
By Ajay Mudunuri 2 min read
From Powerful Performances to Soul-Stirring Music, Here’s Why We Loved ‘Vakeel Saab’
Telugu Movie Article

From Powerful Performances to Soul-Stirring Music, Here’s Why We Loved ‘Vakeel Saab’

While Pawan Kalyan’s presence is enough to book a ticket for ‘Vakeel Saab‘, let us see the other top five reasons why you need to watch this movie:
By Ajay Mudunuri 2 min read
Video: The World Needs A Real-Life ‘Vakeel Saab’ Like Pawan Kalyan

Video: The World Needs A Real-Life ‘Vakeel Saab’ Like Pawan Kalyan

Power Star Pawan Kalyan’s latest theatrical Telugu film, Vakeel Saab, released in select theatres across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on April 9. Kalyan plays an angry, young lawyer, Satyadev Konidela in this film which is a remake of the Hindi film Pink starring Amitabh Bachchan and Tapasee Pannu. Vakeel Saab has already garnered great reviews and box office success.
By Manasi Rawalgaonkar < 1 min read
See more articles
Privacy Note
By using website), you are fully accepting the Privacy Policy available at governing your access to Bookmyshow and provision of services by Bookmyshow to you. If you do not accept terms mentioned in the Privacy Policy, you must not share any of your personal information and immediately exit Bookmyshow.
List your Show
Got a show, event, activity or a great experience? Partner with us & get listed on BookMyShow
Contact today!
Copyright 2021 © Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
The content and images used on this site are copyright protected and copyrights vests with the respective owners. The usage of the content and images on this website is intended to promote the works and no endorsement of the artist shall be implied. Unauthorized use is prohibited and punishable by law.