Winter Break Movies (Miscellaneous)

I Saw The Devil - A VERY disturbing korean thriller about a secret agent who seeks revenge on a serial murder/rapist who had raped and killed his fiance. 

Review - It was, simultaneously, a very sad, heart-wrenching, emotional film. I loved the emotional aspect of it though the action scenes were really brutal and hard-to-stomach. If you watched and liked the film Old Boy, then you’ll probably like this one as well, though the plot in this one is fairly straightforward. Not recommended unless you can stomach disturbing, graphic scenes of violence. 

The Godfather Part I - The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. 

Review - A classic. The acting, the plot, the setting, everything was just perfect. It’s NOT an action film, I’d classify it more of a drama action film. Sure, there’s lots of shooting but it’s the emotional struggles, the political versus personal struggles, the relationship struggles that the characters endure that is the emphasis of the film. Some parts can be a bit slow, but everything is wonderfully portrayed. It is beautifully done and the music is perfect. 

The Godfather Part II - The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

Review - I actually quite liked this one two. You really get to see how Michael’s family starts to deteriorate and I absolutely loved the historical bits about Vito Corleone as well. Brilliantly filmed as well. 

Star Wars Saga (6 films in total) - Already wrote a review on this. I disliked how Anakin’s character was sort-of incoherent and illogically developed. Also, I felt like the casting was done so the actors/actresses looked the part, but didn’t act the part. There’s just so much potential and possibility with it, but the directing was just done so badly, it was a bit of a pity. Don’t recommend it unless you’re a sci-fi, fantasy lover or if you want to just say “yeah, I’ved watched the classic sci-fi”. 

Swallowtail Butterfly / Yentown
Confessions/Kokuhaku (rewatched)
Twilight Samurai
Suicide Club

Posted janvier 14, 2012 with 1 note
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