The series fails to uphold, subvert, or otherwise comment on the stylistic vision or thematic coherence of its source material.
It’s an awards-grab that isn’t even distinguished by its base artlessness and indifference to craft.
Yes, North Face is half a great movie. The mountain steals the show.
Can you imagine a less useful treatise in the mist of our current War on Terror?
Now it makes sense why Fox didn’t screen The Order a few months back for critics: The film doesn’t make a lick of sense!
You’d never know by listening to Brian Helgeland’s commentary track that he has actually won an Academy Award.