If Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was written in 2011, I suspect it could have come out something like this. If you buy into Almodóvar’s premise then you will undoubtedly like this truly unsettling film.
The Tree of Life is a beautiful looking film with ambitious scope, lofty aspirations and some brilliant visuals. Although a film I ultimately admire, it was not one I would say I enjoyed.
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I have no doubt a superb film could be, maybe even has been, made about the 2008 South Ossetia conflict. 5 Days Of War, complete with implied Russian puppy mistreatment, is not that film.
Ireland, in particular Galway, strikes me as an unusual setting for a crime plot based on international drug smuggling to take place, but it works – in the same way Hot Fuzz worked, but with more laughs and self-awareness and less over-the-top parody homage.
I often get quite annoyed when folk break out lines about books being ‘superior’ to film adaptations. Rightly so, in my opinion, as the film is a separate piece of work. Allowances must me made for it fitting into a roughly two hour story arc, I say. It is based upon the original literature, not a simple rehash and nor should it be, I declare. Some films are better than the source book as a result. I’m not entirely sure, however, after watching Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, that has been to the benefit of the the Harry Potter series.