28 April 2009

Sexy Beast

I want to love this movie. I really do. I feel like the fact that I don't is an indication that there's something wrong with me. It's not that I didn't like it, or thought it was crap, I was mostly just... indifferent. 

Certainly, Ben Kingsley is amazing. Really fantastic. I mean, I feel like it's stupid at this point to be surprised when he reveals once again that he's an incredible actor, but my god, he really is an incredible actor. Also, the movie is well-directed, and the editing is really clever. The characters are complex and nuanced, the interactions between them are realistic and interesting - really, it's an undeniably solid film.

So why didn't I like it that much? Why did it seem so arbitrary to me? A lot of the plot just didn't seem to make sense. I mean, it did in that I understood what was going on, but I didn't really understand why the movie would spend time telling me about it. It just seemed sort of abrupt and awkward and strange, it was really weird. 

But like I said, it's not you, it's me. I'm not worthy of your love, movie. You deserve better than me. 

1 comment:

Brian said...

I agree wholeheartedly with your comments. I found the movie to be...strange as well. It is indeed tough to describe. I remember having really high hopes for this movie. I LOVE crime dramas and then to have it so hyped up by a friend I was anticipating it greatly, but I guess there was something more I wanted from this film. Still I think I found it entertaining enough that I wouldn't mind watching it again at some future time to see if I can get something more from it.