Couldn't wait to watch this because I was so curious about the twists. Wow. Talk about your intricate revenge plot. It's easy to forget that Banderas is actually a decent actor. This movie is not going to be for everyone. The main Shamalayan is honestly disturbing and is going to stick in my head for a few days.
EDIT: Just another thought...in revenge flicks I usually side with the person who was wronged. This may be the first time I actually thought the punishment exceeded the crime and I actually felt sorry for the guy on the other side.
Last edited by jerseydevil; March 8th, 2012 at 08:56 AM.
Sounds like a recommendation!
For you...yes. It's a slow, meandering build-up with a lot of subterfuge to make you think you know where it's going...just to switch things up heading into the third act. Once the cats out of the bag it's pretty straightforward. I know Almodovar is supposed to be an auteur, but the movie could have used a little trimming. Then again, the pace seems to be important to what he was trying to accomplish. I'd like to know what you think.
Watched this low-budget film last night. A Collingswood Story is a pretty decent ghost story film, has some of your typical plot elements (house with horrible history, ghosts, etc.) but it was pretty entertaining despite the low budget and lack of top the line sfx. Worth checking out.
I liked Dream House, not sure why it got such bad reviews. I mean it's not The Shining but I didn't think it was bad. I thought it was an entertaining haunted house/ghost story. Maybe I'm just not that picky about movies these days.
Another underrated flick imo. Godsend is about a scientist who has perfected cloning and offers his services to a family who lost their son. Things take a turn for the worse as the movie progresses. I enjoyed it, apparently a lot of people didn't.
Last edited by Diehard; March 9th, 2012 at 01:41 AM.
Posted this in the sci-fi/fantasy thread, but I need to put it here too in the hopes that you go and see this.
Doc Naysay...sorry, but I LOVED John Carter. Perfect mix of serious/silly and I can honestly say that I have not had the same feelings for a movie since the original Star Wars trilogy. Sadly, because the story is 100 years old and has been mined for it's 'subtle charms' youngsters may feel as if they have seen this before. But that changes nothing. This movie is almost the Anti-AVATAR. Total immersion into a foreign world. From the language to the people to the machines...sure, it's simple. But most well told ADVENTURE stories are. Beautiful to look at. A serious argument pro 3-d and I wish I had bumped to the IMAX cause this movie has depth and beauty that the cartoony Avatar did not have. I had heard that there are times that this is borderline Queen-Flash Gordon, and that's fair...but it's just so charming and...FUN that it's easy to forgive. Great use of all the toys and tools. Most importantly great use of actors. Purefoy/Ciaran Hinds from Rome, Thomas Hayden Church/Samantha Morton/Dafoe...hidden behind mo-cap, hell even Kitsch is likeable/charming in a leading man role. Hats off to Andrew Stanton...all of the $150 million spent on this is up on the screen. Sadly this movie is doomed to not do well enough to perpetuate sequels because this is a story I want more of. Go see it in 3d and if you can in Imax.
Oh, b.t.w. sorry Kq but Deja Thoris...is HAWT.