Watched it last night and didn't like it all. Way too long with too much filler. They could have cut at good 45 minutes and not lost anything. It felt like it didn't know what type of movie it wanted to be either. There were like 3 different types of satire competing for attention and they didn't mesh well. They needed to either go over the top like it felt like Jonah Hill was going for or pull it back to a more high brow or cutting satire like it felt some of the other characters were going for. I'm wondering if there were too many cooks in the kitchen when it came to the writer's room.
They did drag that one out too. Actually they ruined it unless it's spoofing something I'm not aware of. I thought it was a good initial joke. Haze the newbies and give a hair of depth to the general. Then itThe part I didn't like was the continually coming back to the joke about charging them for free snacks. I don't know if that was supposed to be satire too, yes we know we're beating a dead horse, but that bugged me.
That Cate Blanchett is a smoke show.