STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1
VERDICT – 4/5
1) A man woke up after 100-years of getting brined in a vat of pickles, trying to fit in the modern-day New York City with his great-grandson. The first original film released by HBO Max finally marks the return of Seth Rogen in a quality role since Steve Jobs (2015).
2) The movie showcases the clash of generations by addressing modern social phenomena like free speech, cancel culture, capitalism, religion, and family values from the perspective of a 19th-century man.
3) Fast-paced and funny screenplay.
Host: Tell me, Herschel. How do you respond to those who have called your belief system abhorrent?
Herschel: I would tell these people I do not understand what this word means.