Shows its stuff as both suspenseful, eloquent storytelling, while giving rise to larger cultural questions connected to the entrenched institutionalization of aggression as a major means of problem solving in this country.
By eloquent, do you mean the rape scene halfway through the film, or the oral sex scene at the beginning? The action scenes in this movie were incredibly corny, the love scenes were neither tasteful, nor were they warranted. The entire storyline was random and hurried, and the plot itself seemed way too choppy. I could never really get into the story. First, you have two random killers shooting people in a motel, then you have an average Joe defending his shop, then Ed Harris comes in the movie and acts as an antagonist threatening his family (which honestly, was never suspenseful), and then he ends up at the main boss's hangout where he just ends up shooting everybody up. Typical. But then the worst part is, he shows up back at his house with his family there that he lied to and sits down to dinner and eats with them to end the movie. This was a terrible movie.
Aug 16 - 12:49 PM
You hit the nail on the head. Couldn't agree me with you. What an overrated piece on trash this movie was. It's not that I don't like Mortensen or Chronenberg, but this movie sucked in every way. An illogical and non-exsistent plot, along with a weird rape/sex scene and a horrible cliff-hanger ending make this a hugely misread film and extremely overrated one at that.
Jan 3 - 11:02 PM
I Am The Vast UNIVERSE I Am The Vast UNIVERSE
Well I for one enjoyed the film.
Dec 26 - 10:09 PM