Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Burying the Ex Review

Dante is back, resurrected, and it feels fitting that he bring someone back from the dead as it is the biggest return to form by the director since Small Soldiers. After some disappointing features, none have come close to the Dante treasures from the previous decades. Burying the Ex may not be that good, it may not be a classic that we have come to expect from Dante, but the weight of expectations mean that one cannot deem it a good Dante without it sounding like faint praise. It is like the director has painted himself into the corner and must hit five star classics because anything else is a waste. That is unfair. The expectations themselves are burdening an appreciation of Dante’s work so please, appreciate this.