Saturday, February 13, 2010


SURPRISINGLY AWESOME - I say this because the reviews are mixed. I have given up on understanding critics. Movies are to be reviewed from the perspective of the target audience. One thing I look for in a movie which tells me it has great direction and a great story is when the person not looking for a great story can enjoy the film, and the person who is looking for a great story can enjoy the film. The story line was really good. I am going to have to look for the original version on TCM to see if in fact they added to the story line. I simply do not remember it this way.

Another thing I look for in a great film is the cinematography. The shades and colors in every scene come across as hand painted. This seems to make a film so much more authentic.

The story - upon learning his brother is missing Lawrence Talbot (Benicio Del Toro) returns home to learn they have found his brother dead. What makes this version interesting is, only about half-way through the film do you learn the real killer. In pursuit of the real killer Benicio gets bit by the killer. He is now infected.

At this point, instead of being just a blood and gore film, it takes on a philosophical discussion about love, and that fine line between man and monster. What we learn is, it is a lot more complex than appearance.

I hope everyone enjoys this film as much as I did.

Sorry for the late post, but I had to go to the Saturday matinee - I was just too tired on Friday night to make it out the door.


BobbyWC said...

did you rent it or what?

BobbyWC said...

"A Man From Earth"

Did you rent this?