Sunday, August 14, 2011

Movie Monday

Lots of unpacking going on this weekend, but mom and dad managed to squeeze a few movies in.

Unknown (starring Liam Neeson, January Jones and Diane Kruger) ACTION ADVENTURE set in Berlin. Pretty good movie. Mom spent the whole movie trying to guess the "twist", and only figured it out at the very end. Neeson is in a car accident, and finds out that his life has been taken over by another man when he finally wakes up. He spends the rest of the movie trying to convince authorities that he's the real Dr. Harris, and wondering why his wife acts like she doesn't know him. He hooks up with the taxi driver that was in the wreck with him (she saves his life) to try and find out answers. Lots of action, pretty good acting. Neeson, as usual, is good. He's kind of finding his niche in action movies - Taken was really good. Mom gives it a 6 out of 10.

The Warrior's Way (starring Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth and Geoffrey Rush) ACTION WESTERN. This was a movie that's hard to describe. It's kind of Crouching Tiger meets Kill Bill. Just a warning, if you're thinking of renting it: it's gory. REALLY gory. But not gore just for the sake of gore. And there's a great story, awesome affects and beautiful imagery. Set in the late 1800's, the world's greatest swordsman leaves China to hide in a quirky town in the American desert. He happens upon a town of circus folk, complete with clowns and a partial ferris wheel. Outlaws are terrorizing the town, and his clan from China are after him, and it all comes together in a fierce and violent battle. In spite of the gore (which mom's OK with. Remember,she loves horror films) the movie is wonderful. The visual imagery is breathtaking, and the colors and contrasts make this a movie like a walk through a museum. Granted, an odd and sometimes unsettling museum, but compelling all the same. It reminded mom of one of her favorite movies, The Fall. There were images of a barren desert with a beautiful flower garden spot. Fanciful clowns (sort of Wizard the Oz-ish in their clothing, hair and coloring) that pack revolvers for protection. Mom gives it a 7 out of 10.

The house needs to come together quick. I'm getting exhausted going room to room, helping mom unpack.

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean about exhausting Gracie! Every time my mom decides to do housework, we go from room to room. All that walking around and supervising is just so tiring! Hope you guys get settled soon.
    My parents watched Unknown recently and my mom was just like yours...she knew there had to be a twist and at the end she felt silly that she didn't guess it sooner! These crazy moms of ours!