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03-19-2006, 03:31 PM #1_
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We Were Soldiers, Domino, Serenity reviews
Saw all these flick recently.
We Were Soldiers = Probably the best, most realistic (as far as I know) Vietnam war movie to date. None of that Doors, Jimi Hendrix, surreal experience angle. Much more about the emotionally difficult aspect of leading your men into battle knowing full well that many, if not most, of them are not coming back. The added aspect of the Army wives is refreshing too. Don't want to give too much away. Equivalent to: 2 feet of blower.
Domino = The most interesting part of the film is the "behind the scenes/making of" stuff, where they explain the real Domino Harvey's life. Might have been better as a documentary. A fair amount of thoughtful writing went into it which saved it from being too cookie cutter. Equivalent to: Boot-top pow.
Serenity = When I saw the ads I thought "Starship Troopers III." Not so. Kind of quirky, kind of campy, kind of slow in spots, but overall pretty damn suprising. The first 5-10 minutes are up there with the first 5-10 minutes of any action movie I've seen - totally engaging. Then it slows down, then it speeds up, etc. Pretty thought provoking, with some interesting social commentary on manipulating human psychology through drugs, training, psychological influences, etc., to make the human race "better." Equivalent to: 12" of fresh in the trees.
Edit: I just read the other "Serenity" post. Pretty accurate. I think the language has to do with the fact that there are a lot of stylistic and storyline clues relating to classics of English literature. I especially liked the angle of River as "the albatross" from Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and how it plays in Mal's decision not to kill her.
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