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Mickey Tadmans Movie Blog
Hello, welcome to my film blog, here i will be reviewing the films that i watch, some will be new, some will be old, some will be popular and some will be extremely obscure.
I don't intend to pander to everyone's tastes here but I will also only give my impressions and the way that these movies have impressed upon me through casual viewing. I will not be providing detailed critiques and spoiler riddled reviews, instead i will be just saying whether i recommend these films or not.
Either way I will endeavour to update as frequently as I can and share with everyone my honest thoughts and views and feelings on the films i review. In any case i hope you all have a good read and even if i recommend against seeing something, don't just go by my word go and check it out and form your own opinion then contact me through the form down the bottom and tell me why you think i'm wrong.
There were a few factors which made me hesitant to see this movie. I don't think it was marketed all that well, there was alot of secrecy regarding it during production and then there was also this mysterious hype surrounding it. It was the kind of cloverfield hype that we are all tired of, the type which says you won't know until you see it.
Regardless I will always give a film with Johnny Depp a chance because i'm a sucker like that, he's not the greatest actor but he has a certain charm that usually carries over into his characters to make them likeable and entertaining.
The basic plot sees a hapless American tourist Frank (Johnny Depp) drawn into a tangled web of intrigue after he meets a demure and mysterious British woman of high class Elise (Angelina Jolie). The more Frank gets involved with Elise the more he realises he is in out of his depths.
From first impressions, there is no long winded slow wind up for this film; instead it is straight into the tension and the action to start introducing the basic tone of the movie and to catch everyones interest.
All throughout the true draw to this film is that it is entirely shot where it is set, which truly gives it an extra level of depth. The story itself is not a dark and mysterious thriller more-so it is a fun and intriguing thriller.
The Film does not have ominous overtones, but there is the feeling of danger present throughout, and it doesn't provide laughs at the cost of being taken seriously. From the start right through to the finish there are twists and turns as we learn who it is we are dealing with and the troubles they face, the supporting cast is great, but at some points they feel so overshadowed by Depp and Jolie so much as to not even being present. Regardless of this they fill their parts well.
I wouldn't call this film of the year and i wouldn't urge people to go and see it if they had no interest to, however i would recommend it if you are just after a fun and exciting thriller, set in beautiful venice with a good cast and solid performances, well directed and fantastic cinematography. I'm just saying don't expect it to change your life.