Flash Movie Review: The Hummingbird Project

SURE, I WOULD LOVE TO OPEN a package of chocolate chip cookies and eat all of them up, but could I do it? Okay, maybe I could but do I really need to have so many at one time? As a kid I would try to take more than I needed, especially if I knew someone else was trying to do the same thing; but these days I am not such a greedy person. There is a periodical I get that has a section devoted to high priced homes across the country. When I see some of the houses listed I am constantly amazed at how much people will pay for a roof over their head; and isn’t that all a person is looking for, a roof over their head?  One house had 6 bathrooms. I could not understand why someone would need so many and so much stuff inside when the house only had 4 bedrooms. Looking at the furnishings inside some of these places, I cannot imagine how much people must have paid for the items. My first thought is I wish I knew what the owners did for a living to afford such a place. Houses with a multitude of massively sized rooms that have offshoots of other rooms is something that makes no sense to me. Why does a person need so many rooms?      THE ANSWER I COME UP WITH is they like to show-off what they have, or they are simply greedy. Wouldn’t average bathroom tiles do the same job as some exotic imported ones that were made of a rare substance? I remember being at a house where the owner was bragging about their dining room chandelier. It had fancy crystal pieces hanging all around the gold karat structure. I thought it was hideous myself but would never say that out loud. However, the bulbs were like any other bulbs; in my opinion, there was no reason to spend so much money on what basically was a light fixture. It just shows me people like to flaunt their money and believe they can never have too much money. Not that I am saintly or anything close to it, but I have always said I wish I was at a place where I did not have to think about what I was purchasing. I would like to know how that feels. And you know, even if I were to win the lottery I cannot see myself becoming this greedy individual who wants more and more stuff. I do not know if I could say the same thing about the people in this dramatic thriller.      VINCENT AND ANTON ZALESKI, PLAYED BY Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me franchise, American Ultra) and Alexander Skarsgard (The Legend of Tarzan, True Blood-TV), had it all figured out. All that was needed was a little finesse and a second less of time. With Salma Hayek (Some Kind of Beautiful, Beatriz at Dinner) as Eva Torres, Michael Mando (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Better Call Saul-TV) as Mark Vega and Johan Heldenbergh (The Zookeeper’s Wife, The Broken Circle Breakdown) as Amish Elder; there was an element of excitement to this story. Jesse appeared for the most part like the same type of character, fast talking and fidgety, he has done before. I could not get over Alexander, however. He played an interesting character and his transformation was a surprise for me. Since I am talking about acting I will add Salma played a fun part and looked like she was having a good time with it. The script began strong for the first half of this film but after awhile I felt it was getting stuck in a rut. I wondered if the story was based on a true event but there was no mention. Do you need to pay full price to see this picture? Not really, you could wait for a bargain matinee and save some money if you like. I know I would have done it if I could.

 

2 ½ stars

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From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on April 4, 2019, in Thriller and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Sounds interesting. Thanks for the review.
    You know me, I always have more to say, lol. I’m with you on some of the gaudiness people put into their homes, but at the same time, I would like to have a home with many rooms. Why? Well, mostly because it would be nice to have a place where my family can stay when they come to visit, most of them are well off enough to visit but a hotel in San Diego, can be pricey. My kids live in Utah, Colorado, Atlanta and Texas and with children. For me, it doesn’t have to be fancy, but updated and big.
    As it is, I have a four bedroom with two baths and generally when they come to visit, the kids sleep on the floor in the living room and I have a futon in my office for “overflow” and one bedroom closed off to keep pets out for my allergic relatives. The other is my husbands office that’s shut off for merchandise he sells online. We make do. The thing is we can’t all be here at the same time.

    • Well for that reason I can totally understand. I remember sleep over at cousin’s houses and how all the kids piled into one room; such fond memories. Thanks for sharing your story; I appreciate it.

  2. I loved sleep overs, but my husband worries he may trip over a kid or two, not to mention toys and things all over the living room. One time my daughter doubled her trips, going and coming from Hawaii and was busy trying to get her stuff sorted in piles all over the living room, no less.. Not to mention two of her kids and hubby were already here. What a mess! LOL They have a time share, but weren’t able to book it in time.

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