Staying true to the tradition of artful movies nowadays that are trying to stand out, The Power of the Dog is just like all the others: slow, boring, self-important, trying to give a special message yet can’t make it impactful enough, but there’s more to this one. Jane Campion’s first film in twelve years also suffers from fake-looking props, bad CGI landscapes, and Kirsten Dunst’s lousy acting. In terms of the writing though, it implements enough drama to engage the viewers while remaining faithful to the period setting, which is further heightened by the masterful musical score. Even so, this film is just another instantly forgetful piece of Oscar bait. As a side note, the only two Native American actors in this Western setting are referred to as “Indians,“ and barely even get a chance to speak, let alone have their faces seen on screen. So not only is this film lousy and forgetful, but it’s also super politically incorrect.
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