Monday, October 29, 2012
I'd have to rematch it again on it's own but I think my fundamental issue with the film sticks - and it's in comparison to the books. The books take place over a decent amount of time - several months at least wherein the film takes place over the course of maybe a week or two. It makes the shift about a story about how relationships are difficult to being about getting over the hang-ups of a new relationship. Not a terrible subject matter, but not quite as interesting to me as the former.
All in all I still recommend the books over the film, and the books in general . It's a fantastic series.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I didn't know about this story at all, and I went to see it with an American friend whom had heard about the 444 held in captivity, but not abbot the 6 that got away, and the story of what happened to them - even though it had been declassified over a decade ago.
It's the story of an American embassy overthrown and how six people who got away and were being searched for, got away. Canada got all the credit for the mission originally, but in the film come off as little more than inn-keepers - I think that there's something in the middle that's most likely truer of the actual events and both sides involvements. In addition, in the thrilling climax, I'm sure that the majority of it was invented for the sake of pure entertainment - and entertaining it is!!!
Here's the bottom line - don't go to see the film as if it's history lesson - so to see it because it's a very entertaining thriller with some fantastic performances from Ben, Bryan Cranston, Alan Alda, John Goodman, and many others. It's entertaining as hell, and despite some creative allowances gives you a pretty good glance into how fucked up some stuff has to be. The bizarre issues between nations in this world of ours. Highly recommend it.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
I've never delved into the sequels to the series, never felt the need, and I'm curious if anyone out there thinks it's worth the effort.
If you've never seen this and you're a lover of film you almost have to just out of obligation, but I just can't imagine you'll get out of it what it's original audience must have.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The story plays with a bit of a twist near the end, which is tremendous fun, but I question if the logic of it stands up at all. If you're into Fables you'll want to check out this series, it reminds you what you loved about the world in the first place.
Sunday, October 07, 2012
Filled with talents that I adore - Jason Segal, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon, and Judy Greer (who can do no wrong in my book) - each character gets a solid moment to shine here.
Is some of it heavy handed? Perhaps - actually - yeah, sure. But it never steps into melodrama, it doesn't need to. It just got added to Netflix recently so there's no time but the present to check out this really solid little flick!
Friday, October 05, 2012
So if you're a huge Fables nerd, you'll want to get this just because - but do NOT start here - it'll just confuse you.