Thursday, July 9, 2009

Death At A Funeral

4 Stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this unique film. Although entirely humorous, it managed to delve into the oddball characters and humanize them, even in very peculiar circumstances. Just watch it, you'll see!

The Last Samurai

3 Stars (at most)

I was hesitant to watch this film, but it got a fairly high rating on Netflix so I decided to give it a shot. The film itself was done well, beautiful settings, etc. I'm not a big fan of swords and knives and all that "bloody" stuff, so I had to close my eyes during certain parts to avoid having nightmares later. My biggest problem with this movie is how it romanticizes war and history and probably isn't anywhere close to accurate. I'll try to briefly explain without completely ruining the story. A white "American" is the hero. In Japan. In 1876. As a Samurai. I think that about sums up my issue. Hollywood, honestly.