Monday, April 4, 2011


A child raised in the woods and trained as a killer. Eric Bana looking grizly. Soundtrack by the Chemical Brothers. This would be a great movie, right? Ehhh.

There are a lot of good ideas and themes that make this an "almost" good movie. Saoirse Ronan does a great job playing a fish out of water. She's never heard music (why dad can't sing to her in the woods is beyond me).

The Chemical Brothers soundtrack is a Chemical Brothers soundtrack. I don't think they're going to win an Oscar like Trent Reznor did this year. It was cool the way the score sometimes tied into what was going on in the movie (phone ringing, lights humming). But at other times, it is jarring and takes you out of the movie.

There are some twists that end up not that exciting. Also, you start to think that another twist is coming but turns out it's a red herring. The movie is much more straight forward than you might expect from the trailer.

Did you enjoy it?

Would you see it in theaters again?

Would you buy it?

Would you rent it?

Would you watch it if you saw it was on TV?


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