Hopkins has never disappointed... therefore must be given the credibility he so richly deserves. This film must be watched through to the final credits. Maybe then, his eager critics would begin to understand... oops, didn't mean to scare... He has given us a glimpse into the totality of modern cinema. Vanity, eccentricity, monetary gain over artistic expression, commercial exploitation.... you get the point (I hope). Hopkins has exposed all, or most of, the foibles associated with the production, direction, and what all the little people, et cetera do to give us Hollywood "blockbusters". Are you threatened? Confused? Bewildered?... Good. If not, take a private moment to look inside yourself. Unconventional?.... Well yeah! That's what makes movie lovers like me (occasionally) Throw in an opinion. I liked this movie. If you don't get that, watch it again. Or, just do your overburdened mind a favor, and just forget it. Speaking for me, "Way to go Tony! I'm hoping for more!" History is made by those who break out of the common mold.