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Humans Review – leaves the viewer with indigestion and indignation

December 1, 2021

This Humans movie review contains no spoilers.

Oh my boy. The Humans is possibly the most overrated movie I have ever seen. A monstrously boring stage-screen adaptation that forgets they’re making a movie. A movie that is entirely devoid of human beings having real, real and honest human emotions towards God. A film that attempts to evoke a feeling of helplessness in the face of our lives by dining in a house apparently damaged by water damage. A film directed by a playwright wants us to experience the horror of spending a Thanksgiving dinner in a building in lower Manhattan because… there is no doorman? Honestly, I can’t say at this point.

Let’s break this down – movie patriarch Erik Blake is played by Richard Jenkins, a man who keeps talking nonsense about why they haven’t built their lake yet. His wife, Deirdre (Jayne Houdyshell, reprising her Tony award-winning role), confides in how little she gets paid because millennials have degrees, and she doesn’t. It doesn’t help that they have to take care of Erik’s mother, Momo (June Squib), who suffers from dementia. They have two daughters, a remarkably spoiled Brigid (Beanie Feldstein) and a recently fired lawyer, Aimee (Amy Schumer). They meet Richard (Steven Yeun), Brigid’s fiancé, for the first time (run Richard, run now).

The Humans is like this episode of Seinfeld where nothing ever happens with exciting characters, plot points, or a sense of humor (aside from a few well-placed sarcastic Amy Schumer remarks). And that’s not an embellishment – nothing of note is happening until the 87-minute mark where Jenkins’s Erik Blake finally reveals what has been so painfully obvious for over an hour.

Frankly, I could have filmed myself staring out of a window where I could barely understand what my family was saying as they said something terribly mean. At the same time, pots and pans are in the background, which would be just as fun as Karam’s pompous adaptation of his piece. And even a carbon copy without the millions of dollars invested in production, actors and marketing. I could have saved millions of viewers. Most of the scenes in the movie are slow walks around the house (or people silently staring out the window) as the camera stares at the cracks in the house and the drywall bubbling beneath the surface (yes, we all get the metaphor). ) with a mouthful of spitting dialogue in the background.

The only really horrible thing about Humans (aside from the hideous bathroom and a new way to use duct tape) is how torturous the experience is of sitting down while the characters react in a completely unrealistic way when it comes to the four types. basic emotions such as fear, sadness, anger, or even happiness – the phrase about cremation that conjures up a good two minutes of laughter is ridiculously lame.

The only thing that evokes Humans is the indigestion and indignation of the viewer.

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