Sunday, November 26, 2006

Stardate 60904.67 - Movie Reviews

Cheryl and I saw two movies over Thanksgiving weekend, Murderball and Le Battement d'ailes du papillon (Happenstance).

Murderball was good. Very, very good. We both really enjoyed it. It is about world wheelchair rugby, and is a fascinating movie to watch. We highly recommend that after you see the movie, you watch the extra post-movie interview with Joe Soares - it gives you an extra dimension to his character, which comes off a little like the villain of the movie. There is a moment in the movie where he does something that makes you really wonder about his marriage, and he talks about it in the interview. Overall, outstanding movie, highest praise, two enthusiastic thumbs up!

In Le Battement d'ailes du papillon two people are destined to end up together after a brief meeting in the subway at the start, but the entire movie is all about the intersections of the lives of the people they encounter along the way. It is also very good (although Cheryl feel asleep about half-way through). It is in French with English sub-titles, in case that turns you off. It is a little tough in the beginning to see how everything interconnects, but by the end it is pretty cool how it all does. Amazing, how just the simple act of throwing a shoe in the street results in an inheritance for a loser (who has a bit of a redeeming moment at the end of his story arc). Thumb up.

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2 comments:

-R said...

Are you going to create a movie label/category?

CAPT_Sawyer said...

Good point. I haven't gotten used to the new blogger yet. The old version didn't let you label posts.