The Illusionist is a nice movie. The soundtrack is wonderful, the image is wonderful, the story well told, and nice actors. Regarding actors, and not commenting on Jessica Biel (I think you can guess), Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti did very impressive interpretations.
I just did not like one thing: to hide from us the full story until the end. You know, they show us just what they want we to see. Thus, at the end, you think you know everything that happened, and “unfortunately”, you don’t.
In any case, a good film. 8 in 10!
Today afternoon I watched this movie. After talking with a friend about it, he said: do not tell anyone you watched that movie. Oh well. What is the problem of saying I was watching a drama erotic movie, originally French, now dubbed? The truth is that I did not understand the message. In fact, I read some comments on IMDB about the movie, some of them trying to explain the idea of the movie, but I didn’t get it. I just watched it until the end because Corinne Clery is very beautiful. The story sucks. It is not as erotic as it could be without some violence, some less orgies, some more good sense. Now, the good point: after watching it I can skip it next time I am searching for a movie.
Yesterday night I went to see Munich. First, I wasn’t prepared for a 2:40 hour movie, but then, it was pretty good, and the time flied. Second, for a movie by Steven Spielberg it contains no dinossaurs. And yes, that is good.
The scenarios are pretty good, old fashion, old cars (a lot of them, it should have been difficult to find so many), recorded in old style, with a good and mostly veridic story. It includes a lot of blood (this can be considered bad, but my feeling is that Spielberg wanted to show the barbarity of the acts — both sides) and some nudity (girls, be happy because this time you have a man nude as well).
Last night went on to see Lord of War, a recent movie with Nicholas Cage. Although it is an Drama movie, it can be seen as well as a documentary. It introduces some ideas about weapons traffic, which justifies a lot of the cruelty of this world. It has a few girls, but not enough to make me recall them again. It ends with a few sentences that shows why wars continue to exist (no more detail, go see the movie).
Resuming, the movie has an interesting story, the story is told in a nice way, and Nicholas Cage is a good actor. Also, as somebody commented in IMDB, “A Surprising Morality Tale” is a good description for this movie.
And I really need to get my English better….