John Hein (aSpaceCowboy)Austin, TX
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It's a cute and beautifully fun movie. But it's also really hoaky.
This is a hard movie for me to consider ''good'' or be able to recommend. It's very bleak and grey and makes it hard to root for Superman. The origin of how Clark became the Man of Steel feels rushed and sloppy. You just don't feel for these characters; any of them. We get a very weirdly edited backstory of Clark's childhood which shows him as a very angsty kid. He even lashes out at his parents for not being his real father and mother and not understanding what he's going through. There are scenes in this movie that really stood out to me as something that genuinely works. The first is when young Clark can.t control his powers and is scared about what he's seeing. His mother nurtures the situation. The second is when Kevin Costner knows he's about to die and when Clark gets ready to save him he gestures ''no.'' He was willing to sacrifice his own life until the world was ready to see Clark's talents. The final was the interrogation scene where he reveals how kind and respectful he is. It's a very exhausting movie to watch and the last half is almost nothing but explosions and mayhem. If that sounds like your forte than this is the Superman for you. Just expect any lighthearted moments.
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This is a very unique thriller. this type of movie is rarely seen. The start of the movie appears to be the end, therefore you assume it's all about reviewing the previous events to see how it relates to the opening scene. But it's not that way at all. it's shown in reverse. the movie is playing backwards. it's the kind of movie that doesn't entirely make sense until to reach the end. it's just amazing how this was filmed. there was an extensive use of foreshadow that tends to give you a "Deja Vu" feeling as the film progresses. i dont want to ruin anything, but the ending will surprise you as it surprised me. it can be a difficult movie to follow so you may need to see this a few times before you fully grasp it's message. honestly, this is one of the best revenge movies anyone will ever see. Leonard seems to forget everything after an hour or so unless he really consintrates on what his doing and where he is. But, he can't make new memories and is stuck with the ones he has up to his wife's murder. There was a point in this movie where he wakes up and believes his wife was next to him in bed and went to the bathroom. I believe he didn't ever think his wife was actually dead. I believe he created this image in his mind and tattooed what he wants to believe on his body so he'd continue life with a neverending vengeance. Or maybe being half asleep just creates an unconsious dillusion...
This psychological thriller deserves more appreciation. It has a brilliant script, beautiful scenery, and two exciting performances by two very talented actors. There?s not a bore or dull moment in plain view which gives Sleuth a near perfected work of art.
A young hairdresser named Milo Tindle is invited to a greeting with his lover?s husband, Andrew Wyke. It?s all just fun and games with the ol? prow. A simple conversation over the woman that ties them together ? Marguerite ? soon turns into a rather funny sort of action, but is taken too far when a gun is fired and a man disappears. But it?s only now, that the game truly begins.
It?s difficult to say how much I admire the plot without unveiling any hidden aspects? but I?ll try. A game is all it is, really. Just a game; A ravage struggle between two men which is taken too seriously. The way it precedes is so non- expecting. There?s nothing predictable about it. Just when you think you?ve got everything figured, a new surprise comes a-knockin?. All the twists and turns will make your head spin. You really have no idea what?s going to happen next, but you desperately want to find out. Simply put, it?s a funhouse ith no escape. You become a part of the game.
BOOM! That was the sound of Michael Caine blowing your mind He plays a shady, devious, little twitter whom reinvents the game?s rules. He?s cunning, stealthy, crude, crass, sly. Almost villain-like. He captures the essence of a real maniac. Not in the sort of ?serial killer? manner, but more like that of a trickster.
Laurence Olivier was the master of the show! He brought so much energy and life to his character. In his funhouse of toys and games he actually seemed like a kid. The innocence, sent, smile, joy and freedom felt natural and convincing. He wasn?t like a kid, he was a kid.
All of enchantment and majestic of these two flawless performances made Sleuth a mastering piece of art. All it had was two actors ? TWOACTORS! It worked out more than expected? Let the games begins.