Sunday, 28 October 2012

Unthinkable (2010)

You know that feeling when you get your finger cut off ? Whops, got a little ahead of myself. Let me start over.
Unthinkable, a movie about how Muslims are terrorists. So the plot goes down to a man , who is Muslim, films himself planting three bombs and everyone goes nuts and arrests every one with a beard. The FBI (CIA or Disney or whatever) finds him and interrogates him. Why ? Because the bombs are nukes ! How can there be Muslims with no nukes ? So H Humphries (Samuel L. Jackson) is the main (and cruel) interrogator, and Chik Von Rightie (Carrie-Anne Moss) is some FBI agent that H chooses as an assistant. So yeah, the whole thing is a dude flippin' fingers to get some answers about nukes (NNNNUUUUUUUKKKKKKEEEEEEESSSSS!!!!)
The most of the movie happens in the chamber where the interrogation takes place, so one could call this a Psychological-claustrophobic-thriller. Speaking of finger cutting, question asking black people, this reminds me of Five Fingers (2006), similar brutality and Muslims and stuff. But here are my thoughts about this:
First, i have noticed that this is a common military-spec ops style character design, a cool awesome pro takes a rookie under his wing and shows how to party. The rookie learns some new tricks and takes no shit from his master. Works every time.
Speaking about H's character (pretend that we were), the psychotic torturer role has it's charm. He is funny in the start, serious in the middle and smart(and right) in the end. Just like the main role should be written. Everyone else is fine too, i ques, what ever.
There is more. Remember when I asked about fingers being cut of ? Yeah, there is a lot of that. It is nasty, and sometimes it looks like it's a bit too much,  but there is never too much cruelty and blood and torture and death and killing and pain and.... khem.
So yeah, it is shocking, but to a level where you enjoy it, not to a level where you have to look away. I mean, what do you expect from a film about TORTURE ? Bunnies making love in a boat made of ice cream ? Really ? What is wrong with you ?
My take at the main idea is that it is about how dark your safety is, how much blood can be spilled so you would not die. Because of Muslims and nukes. Why only them ? Why not the Irish ? They like color green you know.
One more thing, that got me going: I have heard that there are different endings, anyone knows something of that ? If so, tell me.
I liked Unthinkable, not the best thing ever, but it was good. Worth just for Samuel L. Jackson. If i have to give it stars, i would give many but not too much, like twelve, or seventeen or even more, a lot.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Years have past since my last update, and you know what ? Good, me too. Now , straight to business, what we (that is me in general) have is a film about two serial killers, who kill people (duh) and then eventually get caught and put to jail and the stuff happens that i will not spoil... They kill more people! So that is the summary of whole two hours, now this does not sound like something "oh so great" and all, but let us (me) not forget, that it is written by Quentin Tarantino. Actually, just to be clear as refined water(and it is clear God damn it!) I only watched Natural Born Killers because it is written by Quentin. But there are more reasons why You (yes you there!) should watch it (if you haven't, but if you seen it already, how did you like it ? Also, what is you favorite band ? Do you like modern art ? Why is the sky blue ? Is there God ? If there is an answer to a question, should the question even be like that ? Who makes these questions ? Find out more next week on Real Hard Answers !)

Aaaaannnnnddddd we are back on topic. One reason for watching is the characters and the cast. I mean really, the actors are great, they do their roles with passion , they know what they are doing and the fit their characters perfectly, I could not imagine anyone else in their place (you should't too, if you are , stop right now). And the characters, they are very different  very unique, caricature like personifications of whole groups of people like the media or law force or even the abused and cruel. Speaking about cruelty (don't worry, this will make sense), it is as if the concept of this film is about how the media, television mostly, is growing and sort of idolizing cruelty,that anger, hate and disrespect for life is pumped through tv screens,how every channel shows blood and gore the whole time and it get's so normal for people.Like as if the movie shows how the media forms and the exploits perverted and messed up folks, like Hitler. Sorry, I was serious for too long, it just happened like that, this will not happen again, like the holocaust.
And we're back! Another interesting, and view worthy thing about Natural Born Killers is the way it is filmed. It is sort of a hectic,  amateur,  gag-like sometimes, and professional, artistic,and  deep at the same time. It goes from "funniest home videos" to Fellini in few seconds. I liked it, it's like 8/10 would f*ck, would not marry. Here is the trailer cuz i like you and all that.