Re: What Have You Been Watching?
I've been watching a few things lately
The Eiger Sanction
A Lesser Clint Eastwood affair but of cause it's still perfectly enjoyable, but seems to be more occupied in showing off rock climbing, as one of his quotes in the movie says "This climb'll be hard enough without any intreague"
I knew who the person he was after was straight away. But still the movie had plenty of good moments, but it did make me feel queesy as I'm not to fond of heights and it's all done for real.
Much dafter than I thought it was going to be (I don't know what I was thinking) Think 'Speed' mixed with 'Maximum Risk' and you're most of the way too this. It's all quite silly but it's still a decent enough popcorn fuelled ride.
Decent enough, thought it was quite fun but I think it's one of those films where the concept blows the actual product out of perportion. It's a great concept, and the use of Queen is great, and the swordfighting is good. But theres quite a bit of B-Grade acting and miscasting in this, not in a way that drags the film down, but it could have been better. Also some of the sets look very phoney it's more what I would expect of a DTV production on some occasions, but maybe I'm being harsh. Overall it's a fun Fantasy film but it could have come out better. Maybe one for a remake.
I had seen some of this years ago but forgot about it because I had watched the first 20 minutes fell asleep (as it was very late) adn woke up right at the end. But now finally about 7 years later I've gone back to it. It's actually not bad B-Movie stuff. A girl driving down a country road gets transported back in time and witnesses a murder. She escapes and gets back to the present day and starts investigating it with her boyfriend, as do the local police. There's not a lot of action in it but there's plenty of suspense and mystery. Unfortunatly I think the only way to see this is on a DVD released in 2002 which is a 4:3(unknown if this is intended ratio) very dark old video transfer which looks about as good as VHS. I think this would be a film worth re-releasing in a restored version.
The Elephant Man
I wasn't sure quite what to expect and was pleasently suprised, I don't think I have to talk about this much as everyone knows about it. It's a very touching story which moved me to tears on many occasions. The only downpoint I can highlight is 'Boon' playing the night watchman, he's good enough as an actor but he just seemed to stick out in the setting and not totally blend in.
Life, Don't talk to me about Life.