Atlantis is such an underrated film. Say what you will about the plot (I’m still not really sure what happened in the last third of the movie), but it was incredibly well-designed. Mike Magnola did beautiful character design, but as a child, I was completely enamored with the technology. The submarine! The Leviathan! The hovercrafts!
All the Atlantean tech suggests ancient marine life. Kida’s hovercraft was my special favorite, as it reminds of a Devonian bony fish:
This concept art was probably going for more of a hammerhead shark thing, but it’s too cool!:
“It takes real, born-with-it charisma to eclipse Channing Tatum in a film in which he tap dances. But “eclipse” is somewhat misleading. Alden Ehrenreich emerges as the clear MVP of the Coen brothers’ recent hooray-for-Hollywood spectacle Hail, Caesar! in a performance that doesn’t have a spotlight-stealing urge to be found. As Hobie Doyle, the gunslinging studio sweetheart who receives an uncomfortable transformation into debonair leading man, Ehrenreich is the only actor in this blue-ribbon ensemble to fully delineate a complete character within a series of diffuse screwball set-pieces. His timing is impeccable, never more so than in that killer “Would that it were so simple” tête-à-tête with Ralph Fiennes. But it’s the soft and adorably unassuming quality that Ehrenreich lends Hobie that lets the Coens’ moviemaking paean achieve actual movie magic.” — Matthew Eng