Some movies punish you, but you take it because you're getting something out of the bargain: an insight, a performance, art, adrenaline. Then there are the movies that punish you for the heck of it.
i haven't watched the movie yet, but you should defiantly make that a quote... that was brilliant, made me laugh.
Jun 16 - 08:12 PM
Now that I have seen it, i have to say that this is an excellent story, and i am quite glad I watched it. It really is a movie that haunts you... kinda makes me scared to have kids, haha.
but seriously make that a quote!
Jun 16 - 10:37 PM
This movie was definitely the latter... Thankfully I had the luxary of watching it at home on my Blockbuster delivery service and I skipped about 45 minutes of this film because it never went anywhere worth going... The ending was an insult in my opinion.
Aug 26 - 07:26 AM
Some people watch films to extract the maximum value from the work. Admittedly, it's let down sometimes. But others watch to formulate clever expressions of whatever is wrong with it. I suspect this review is the latter.
Haven't seen the movie yet but the facile, shallow nastiness I see in this review impels me to do so with the value-seeking attitude!
Sep 20 - 11:07 AM
I have to agree with you here; having read the book, and have it rank as one of my all time favourites, I was left disappointed with the movie adaptation. Miller, and of course Swinton, are fantastic, but it falls flat for me and I felt like I was left waiting for moments of brilliance that never materialised.
I would say read the book; it gives the characters the weight needed to ask the questions the original story does. The movie barely scrapes the surface and I think instead attempts to answer questions quickly and bluntly, rather than leave them as an eloquent question.
Sep 30 - 12:40 AM