Sunday, October 02, 2005

Movie: A History of Violence

Good flick...
Things I learned:
1. if you are going to bother shooting someone, make sure you hit them enough times to kill them
2. just because a man looks like a laid back small towner don't mean he can't kick your tail
3. your wife will still think you're hot if you kill people in your front yard
4. townsfolk love store owners who blow people away in their stores
5. if someone tells you twice you are going to be sorry, perhaps you might listen to him, before he makes you dead
6. guns only work if you get to fire them
7. if you hear a gunfight behind a door and you think the wrong guy won, don't wait for the door to open
8. stairs...mmm...stairs...

Overall better than some films we've seen recently. The acting was good, the characters engaging, butt kicking, a steamy married relationship, and the inevitable underestimating of the protagonist by the peeps that know him.

This film had violence, sex(clothed but 2 very intense scenes), one flash, deep emotions, gore!, and an adult concept. Not recommended for under 17.

It is really not an action flick. The film's about redemption and acceptance. The big question is can a man change? Does it matter? If you can kill someone in a few seconds...are you a killer? Can you truly leave your past behind?

There are really only three action scenes in the movie. In each, more than one person is killed. Guns and hand to hand is pretty much it. No knives, staffs, or etc. This is not about a martial arts master but this guy sure can put the hurt on folks in short order.

All in all, I'd recommend this for adults who are not easily tempted to some of the things in this film. The story has a slow pace, even during part of the action. Don't go see it for the action.

Enjoy enjoy...more to come on other movies as we get to them.
Tojo

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