Thursday, May 06, 2010

Short Movie Review

My Blueberry Nights was a huge disappointment. I blame the fact that it was Kar Wai Wong's first English film. The dialogue was hockey and filled with pretentious cliches. Maybe he doesn't realize how bad or forced it sounds to American ears. Dialgue like this: "If I threw these keys away then those doors would be closed forever and that shouldn't be up to me to decide, should it?" made me roll my eyes. And while the cinematography is beautiful, it felt forced, especially the slow motion shots. The shot of the kiss at the end could have been so sensual, instead it felt like a gimmick. It's as if someone took all the technical aspects of Wong's film and made a Kar Wai Wong film by numbers, forgetting to put any soul into the movie.

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