Here is my comments about movies I'd seen in 2002
December 15, 2002
For the time gone I've seen several more movies I couldn't report here.
By the way, the screening of 1970-s movies will continue at the beginning of 2003.
Harry Potter 2, Bowling for Columbine and Solaris were the
new movies I saw. I don't have mach to say about thirst one. It was just good.
June 23, 2002
The movie of the big names I'd tell about this movie. Some people may argue about precise size of them or (more important) about their guality. You may be sure that the movie doesn't lift them up. It may keep them about in the same place where they are now.
The only winner there was Philip K. Dick. His idea was so influential that in recent issue of U.S. News ... somebody even compared the movie with "dirty bomb" case.
What was surprising: the absent of woman surrounding Tom Cruise. It may be the reason for Anderton (Cruise's character) looking real a couple of times. Unfortunately, the director (Steven Spielberg) somehow repeated his previous movie A.I.: Artificial Intelligence . For the later one it was a "dead hand" of Stanley Kubrick, which made it look as a number of different episodes. What was the reason here you may just guess.
Anyway, you can find a plenty of things to enjoy, when seeing the movie. Just go watch it.
June 16, 2002
It looks like I wasn't here for long time. Well, I actually saw some movies, but there weren't many of this year. "Spider Man" was one of them, but it wasn't the movie I was excited to talk about. Finally "The Bourne Identity" came out.
I discovered Matt Damon in the movie called "The Talented Mr. Ripley". Since the time he was in seven more movies. I've seen several, but he wasn't as good as there. Well, even here he wasn't as good, however it was the best of his recent movie.
Actually you could see how hard is to interpret 1970-s to 2000. You have to drop some things, to sumplify anothers and finally get the movie. Well, you may like what you've got or to be critical to it, but it's already existed and you have to live with it.
The same matters apply to the spy games of that time. They still exist now and they didn't change a lot since. Neiter we did. However we want to percieve the world differently and to see something we didn't see or didn't pay enough attention before. Good try. Let it be succesfull.
If you not gonna start thinking about what I said, the movie will be the pure action movie and very good made, by the way. So go to the movie theather and enjoy.
April 30, 2002
After seing "Friday the 13th" long time ago, I was too scared that I ran home. Maybe that memory forced me to go to the newest movie about Jason.
Well, it was too much new that old Jason almost disappeared. What left was just a weak copy of the terrible killer. Morover, adding teens and theire jokes made the movie looked almost as funny as TV show. Kane Hodder already played Jeson in 1989 "Friday ...". The rest of the people are unknown.
It may become a new style of horror movie, where you actually aren't scared. Well, what would be a scare movie then?
April 14, 2002
Look at any rating and you'll see how good the movie is. However don't forget that those rating reflect mostly mature audience. By mature I mean people who see naked body very differently then those teenagers Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna do.
So you may start seing some kind of real teen movie with that particular kind of jokes and reactions. However, in a middle of the movie you unexpectudly discover the beauty and strangeness of Maribel Verdu and that's it. You're in and there is no easy way out. Doesn't really matter if you waiting for next bed scene, taking a rest as they do, or just wanna know what's gonna on.
You'll know all the answers. All you need to do is go to the movie.
March 29, 2002
Bill Gallo was too excited writing about the movie that I believed him.
Be prepare to see a couple of women doing something and a lot of men who come and go aproximately without a single word being said. Exception, for Nick Harris who was permitted to talk.
After such pessimistic overview, I've just needed to repeat:
March 16, 2002
As you can see, there was no way to pass the movie.
Don't go to the movie if you want to see high art. It's pury cool entertainment movie, which is made very well.
The absent of women was really surprising. You could actually see some of actresses walking around, doing some movements, even pronouncing some words, however don't consider it as a movie character.
February 10, 2002
To me, it was difficult to avoid the movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Well, don't expect to see new Conan, Terminator or Eraser. An old man whose motivation was changed too often had no chance to compete with the women (Francesca Neri).
There were a lot of explanation of political background of everything. People who didn't like real purity of Black Hawk Down would enjoy it.
Once, the "terrorist" (Cliff Curtis) asked Gordon Brewer (Schwarzenegger's hero) "what is the difference between us?". "The difference is that I'm gonna kill you" was an answer. If you want to know what was the meaning of it go see the movie.
By the way, actions weren't always bad. Special effects were really good.
January 27, 2002
There were a good review of the movie in my local paper - Riferfront Times.
The question I've still asked myself was said at the very end of the movie. "Why do you do it?". The answer - "I don't answer the question becouse you won't understand" - was a really great point to the whole story.
You could start thinking about real story the movie was based on. It would be even easeir to begin a lond discussion about the movie that doesn't entertain. The question about authority perhaps wouild arise too.
It could be important just for several people so why not to leave them along. The phrase "...nothing more than pure combat" definetely described such solition.
I recalled "The way of the gun" several times while watching the movie. I remembered simular criticism of that movie. What was really simular, by the way? The way how the goal was reached (was going to be reached). It didn't matter what was exact order. What did matter was the very individuality of the person who followed the order.
Are you ready to watch how different we are? You can do it!
January 20, 2002
There is not much to say about the movie I saw about week ago. It's just brilliant.
Well, referring to "upstair" - "downstair" zones may seem like sharp political or social division, but it's not.
It's what it suposted to be - the movie.
January 7, 2002
You could recognize the face of Gary Sinise immediately, however the main reason to go to the movie was Philip K. Dick . Well, you could agree or dissagree with the most of critics who accept just sci-fi side of his writing and the movie accordingly. You could truly appriciate foreseen almost 50 years ago present realities and conditions. You could start thinking about the meaning of being real and forget about the movie at all.
The later suggestion, makes movie much closer to the "Matrix", not to the "Total Recall", which it's being compared to.
Don't jump in the deep water if you can't swim.
The only one movie theater showed the movie for about one week. As you could imagine there was never a single ticket available. Furtunately, I could bue one on last Wendesday.
Would you recall sarcastic smile on the face of Russell Crowe when he got the award for "Gladiator". Maybe he knew the hight he could reach. So far John Forbes Nash, Jr. impressed me much more than Kevin Spacey's Quoyle .
Their competition at the end of the month will give the first clue. Wait for a while.