By November 29, 2014Opinions

Inspired by Nannina’s post in the comments about Jobs director, Danny Boyle, I thought I’d briefly weigh in on my own thoughts.

For me, Danny Boyle is the epitome of a B+ director. He’s an incredibly sure hand, that brings great visual energy and inventiveness to his films. I don’t think there are any Boyle films that I dislike…A Life Less Ordinary was too long ago to recall, but I have a good memory of his other credits and even his most recent and most disappointing film, Trance, had plenty of positives that I could take from it.


However, I do somewhat get what Nannina is saying. Aside from Trainspotting and maybe Slumdog Millionaire, there aren’t many films that people outright love. At least that’s my perception, and my own personal experience. Actually, I’m talking myself out of this argument because I think 28 Days Later is beloved in that genre and his first film, Shallow Grave, is definitely a cult classic. And 127 Hours was a ridiculous success. And two thirds of Sunshine is brilliant.

Okay, screw it, Danny Boyle is awesome and Jobs will be amazing. Sorry, Nannina.


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  • Nina says:

    Boyle isn’t a bad choice. I’m more worried why the other leading men dropped out and why Sony dropped the movie. Something must be wrong. Anyway, will Natalie even do the movie or have a good role to play. It might be another Macbeth or worse Jane.

    • Dazza says:

      By all accounts Sony wanted to film it later in the year. Boyle wants to start early in 2015 because he’s booked up later in the year. I’m sure there was more to it than that but it’s encouraging that they are aiming for awards season next year.

  • Nannina says:

    Always happy to be an inspiration. 🙂

    The thing is I think he definitely has style, and is interesting, and he probably will do something with the Job’s biopic that no one else would have done (certainly different from whatever Fincher might have been thinking), but there is something about his style that also alienates me (or perhaps it’s his obsession with excrement puts me off). I don’t think he’s a bad director, but personally his name doesn’t have me running to the cinema. I found Slumdog Millionaire to be a massive let down as well, but that was effected by too much hype, I would have liked it more if others had liked it less (loved the soundtrack though).

    But don’t worry I’d be happy to be wrong.

  • Rich W says:

    You should watch SUNSHINE again. It’s brilliant throughout. I hadn’t seen it for a few years and was of the opinion that the last act was a disapointment. Truth is, it fits in perfectly with the rest of the picture.

    Regardless, Boyle is a class act, and I’m sure our beloved Nat is in very capable hands. And I can’t wait to hear her spitting out Sorkin dialogue…

  • NPortmanFan says:

    Danny Boyle is my second favourite director (Darren Aronofsky is my first), and “Sunshine” is one of my all time favourite films so I’m incredibly happy about the news.