So, after a bit of a blogging hiatus, it’s time for some more.
A couple of weeks have gone by and not much is really happening. Still looking for a house for next year, still wondering whether or not Las Vegas is happening or not, and still working on a script that will probably consume my time for a couple more years at least. Fun and games. Anyway.
I be in the pub, having a natter with a few of the guys and contemplating going home and writing more stuff. Considering that the days university agenda involved sitting in an empty room for two hours with no scripts to workshop, stands to reason that we could have got to the pub alot earlier. Ah well.
Anyway, next on the list.
So, I have been meaning to catch this film for some time. I’ve heard numerous good reviews regardng it, and bought it a while ago with the full intention of watching it soon after. No such luck. Sat on the shelf for about a year unwatched.
So, man who has been written off all his life uses the life of another to follow his dreams, including going to space and banging Uma Thurman (valid dream, yes?) but the murder of his flight commander puts those dreams – and his freedom – in jeopardy.
Right, for some reason WordPress has decided to be shit and delete my old draft of this blog, so I’ll have to write a new one. Expect a blogspot version of this blog in the very near future, possibly even the next post. Anyway.
I seem to be developing an Ethan Hawke problem. Now I don’t doubt that this guy can pull it off, he was good in Daybreakers for what it was, and although he wasn’t on screen for very long in Lord of War, when he was on screen he didn’t disappoint. Problem is, in this film he did for me. It might have been because the nature of the world of the characters called for the majority of the cast to be as uncharismatic as possible, but I think the role needed someone else. Come to think of it, I reckon if Jude Law and Ethan Hawke had swapped roles this would have made a better film. Hawke’s character requires almost uncharismatic charisma. It needs him to emanate charm without trying, and Law can do that. Why else was he chosen to play Alfie?
I love the idea of this film, and it is executed believably, but I don’t think it really hits home on an enjoyment level. It has all the right elements, just not enough of them. Everything is average. Except for Alan Arkin. To memory I have only seen Alan Arkin in this and Little Miss Sunshine, and he was brilliant in both. For me he pulled this movie up from dull to enjoyable, so a solid 6 out of 10. Harsh, maybe, but I bought the DVD so I shall stick to my guns.
Right, another one bites the dust. Next review might be a while, owing to writing necessities and such. With that in mind I will impart the title of my next review, when I review it. Stay tuned.
Oh, and I have created that blogspot account, because WordPress is beginning to annoy me: http://adcaudle.blogspot.com/ – Next one will be on there.