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(I'm not really good at writing reviews, so bare with me.)
As it's widely known, Christian Bale's performance really made Patrick Bateman come alive on the screen. I've only known him as the nice guy Batman and the little boy from Empire of the Sun, so I was surprised when I met him here as a serial killer. But even because of the other roles, I just couldn't sympathise with him here, which I think is a very good job the movie made. Mostly because it's very hard these days to make a story about a serial killer without a empathising background story that make us feel bad for them. Here, it's not the case. The only thing we know about him, is that he is grown up in a wealthy family.
The mystery of the movie, whether or not it's a fantasy, is something I really liked about it. I personally don't think it's reality, but what he imagines doing to other people around him. I can be wrong because there are enough signs that it is real.
It's still a misunderstood film. It can be seen superficially and hated and disgusted by it, but when you give it your full attention, it's funny (for the dark comedy) and interesting to think about. It's not just a story written to satisfy the bad, inner feelings of the author of the novel, Bret Easton Ellis. It's about how toxic the society was in the 80s and how a person like Patrick Bateman felt the way he felt.
Speed was a lighthearted movie. There's a simple plot, the background story of our antagonist wasn't too deep as well (which doesn't always have to be like that), the charm of our protagonist(s) is a heartthrob and the exciting scenes that made it a fastpacing film. Also the performances of Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock were just so nice to look at, especially because they're a complete match. I have laughed a lot, but also screamed at the screen. I don't have much to say, but it's a modern classic everyone should see once in their life.
I think it was a wonderful movie. Heartwarming and educational. But sadly enough, I haven't seen much talking about Tony. In my eyes, he seems like a manipulative person who has pushed Eilis into lots of stuff; from saying 'I love you' to marrying him, even though she told him not to push her. There were so many negative points thrown his way throughout the movie, so I don't feel like I'm making up his behaviour, and I hoped that the ending would solve the problem, but what I saw is her admitting to him, even though she clearly didn't want to read his letters nor talk about him to her friends and her mother. When someone's in love and just got married, they would scream their lungs out to everyone they meet and be head over heels. She didn't seem that way and I found it so sad that it didn't get resolved. But I can be completely wrong, though. Overall it's a good movie with very good performances by all the actors, with hilarious scenes on one side with more sad ones in between.