Sunday, January 27, 2008

movie review: there will be blood

Movie review time...
There Will Be Blood (imdb)...
Yep, that's what there will be alright, if this film wins for best picture at the academy awards. There are not many films that I really dislike, but this movie made it to that category.
I'm almost going to use the "hate" word when describing this movie.
If it makes any sense, the acting was superb! Daniel Day-Lewis was amazing (as he almost always is) as were some of the other actors... the boy (even though he maybe only had about 3 words of dialog) was also good, and the Preacher (Paul Dano - who I could have SWORN was the actor who starred in the short lived TV show "Joan of Arcadia" but apparently I'm wrong, that was actor Chris Marquette) was also fantastic. BUT... the movie just wore on and on. What pushed it into the "hate" category for me was the music... it was this improve jazz type music with violins, and at one point some sort of jungle drums... the music was horrible!
The movie had two moods... gloomy and gloomier. When a movie has the same "tone" for the entire length of the movie it makes for a LONG 2 hours.
Well, I could probably continue to bash this movie, but I think you get the point here.
Apparently my friend and I are in the minority on this movie as I think it's up for 8 Academy Award nominations! I honestly don't get it.

1 comment:

patrick said...

finally got around to watching the infamous There Will Be Blood... Daniel-Day Lewis' performance was top-notch. He takes well to the overbearing, violent father-figure role -- he also did this in Gangs of New York.