4 is being generous. This was bad, but it was so bad that it was kind of entertaining. Cannot believe that Paul Shrader and Bret Easton Ellis created this train wreck. Note to self, do not hire a porn star as your leading man.
About a rogue cop and the father of a victim, who use extreme measures to try and get the truth out of the primary suspect in a string of brutal child rape/murders. Did the guy actually do it? Movie leads you to wonder as the story picks up after there's already been an investigation and shit.
I can see why Tarantino liked this so much. Everything about it smacks of quality film-making, and despite being violent there's a touch of humor there. I can see the remake being helmed by Scorsese, starring Clive Owen, Harrison Ford, and Paul Giamatti. Good stuff.
Last edited by ShannonElements : 04-26-2014 at 06:10 AM.
I was worried I'd be disappointed by this due to all the hype and praise, but I wasn't in the least. One of the best action and superhero movies I've seen in a long time. I could see this pushing Cap's popularity in the same way Iron Man's movie did his.
I've seen people say there were too many times a character walked away from something they shouldn't have, but honestly you see that sort of thing a lot more in stuff like the Die Hard movies, and those aren't even superhero flicks.
Cap is similar to Superman in that they're both stand-up, goody two-shoes type fellas who always try to do the right thing, but unlike Supes, Caps is actually interesting and not a total bore of a character.
Fascinating Sci-Fi film from Shane Carruth about time travel. It was super low budget ($7,000) and won the Grand Jury at Sundance in 2004. Decided to watch it after seeing and being fascinated by Carruth's latest film Upstream Color last weekend. Needless to say, I really look forward to Carruth's future projects, as he is an extremely interesting film maker. Although I'd be lying if I told you I fully understood Primer, it was definitely fascinating.