Through Bunraku, an archly-stylized swordplay fantasy, Josh Hartnett returns to the genre spotlight. This computer-enhanced tale revolves around a "Man with No Name," and draws heavily on Samurai and Western tropes in an alternate-world dystopia.
The fact that it is considered preposterous for a writer to not dismiss Bay's work in the most vehement of terms points up a dramatic disconnect between the critical community and the movie-going audience.
August, the new film I wrote, is a meditation on the slow boom, fast bust of the dotcom era. Josh Hartnett plays Tom, a Millionaire on Paper, who has the world in a bottle and the stopper in his right hand.