Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thanksgiving Test

This is a test. So far, I've spent Thanksgiving driving back and forth several times between Georgetown and Toronto, and watching some mediocre films.

Deadgirl: Good premise, ruined by terrible dialogue and trite character motivation, or really no motivation at all. Also didn't really push the envelope at all. I mean, if you're making a film about a zombie sex slave, you should really be trying to do something unconventional, not skirting around the sex and the gore. It would have been better had it been a short film, without that dog that really made no sense and served no purpose, that lived in an abandoned hospital that still for some reason still had electricity. But that's what you get from a guy who writes Troma films.

Gomorrah: Realistic yes, but really dragged 0n, and this docudrama style of filmmaking is really getting to me. Why can't people let the actors do the work, instead of the schizo ADD camera work that people seem to think makes a film appear more 'real'. Still, the film didn't really develop any kind of empathy for any of the characters. I didn't care who lived, who died and who quit there jobs by the end. I was just sort of glad it was over. Still, it was an interesting look at the world of the Naples mafia that I'm really not familiar with, so it was good on a sort of educational level. But as a film, not that great.

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