Monday, September 5, 2011
Just when you think you paid...
It's been a while, hasn't it? Well, there hasn't been much to talk about. So, just to throw a curveball out there, how about I review this movie, which I assume no one saw or was going to see? That's right, when in doubt, go for the one that no one will probably watch unless someone takes a chance on it in one of the $4.99 bargain bins. It's the debt, starring a bunch of "Hey, I think I know that guy/girl" people and Helen Mirren. Everyone knows Helen Mirren. She won an Oscar and all.
You know what, though? I actually really liked the movie. Sure the plot twists and turns are predictable...at least if you've seen more than 10 movies in your life. I will say that the debt I thought was going to be the subject of the movie, based on the title...was not the actually debt the movie was about. There's actually a couple of debts in there. It had a lot more depth to it than I thought it would.
Acting has to be the keypoint with one of these movies and everyone delivered. I have to single out Sam Worthington, however. There's been some doubts about his acting ability, especially based on the remake of Clash of the Titans. I can report here that the boy actually CAN act. I think Clash was just a mess for a lot of reasons (though I didn't hate the movie like most) and to blame Sam for it is really unfair.
The suspense was pretty good, as well. Mind you, like I said, I knew what would happen before it did, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I write myself and I've watched a ton of movies, so it's not like I'm a novice, here. The movie kept me interested, it has probably the perfect monologue to sum up why the Nazi's hated the Jews (other than the standard craziness) and in the end, I was satisfied with how things worked out. I can't possibly ask for anything more.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.