over at Aintitcool has been busy. The man has been lucky enough to have
already viewed both A Very Long Engagement and Blade III: Trinity.
He has passed his luck on in reviews.
Ryan Reynolds showing he can do more than comedy
Early Reviews for Blade: Trinity and A Very Long Engagement
That is correct, Aintitcool has recently posted two very early reviews for
two films that I have been dying to see. Both film reviews, Blade: Trinity
and A Very Long Engagement, seem to be somewhat in the middle;
Blade: Trinity is actually more positive. Below are some snippets from the
The film kicks off with a team of vampires searching the desert. They
find an ancient temple where something is buried, something theyíve been
searching for. What they dig up is only seen in quick glimpses, something
powerful and monstrous that kills several of them. Itís a damn good way
to start the film..
I cannot say enough good about Biehl and Reynolds. They are the reasons
you must see the film. She is a credible action lead, gorgeous but not at
all fragile. She handles herself with real poise and presence, and she carries
the dramatic side of things. Reynolds, on the other hand, has the most fun
job I can imagine...
...the good outweighs the bad considerably, and like the first two BLADE
films, this one is fun. If youíre already a fan, buckle up, because this
one should satisfy. And even if youíre not, give it a try, because itís
always nice to see not one but two new action stars emerge.
A Very Long Engagement
What bothered me most in the film is the ending. I won't reveal which
was the wind blows for Mathilde and Maneche, but Jeunet sets up several
story threads that I think he fails to pay off. The result is one of muted
emotion, no matter what you expected to see. After all the frantic energy
expended, it feels like we've earned more than this as a conclusion. It
left me disappointed as I walked out, and I had to set aside that immediate
impression to appreciate the film's other charms. Overall, even if I donít
think the film delivers as a whole, there are plenty of individual moments
that stand head and shoulders above most of what Iíve seen this year. The
ultimate fate of the makeshift hospital in the zeppelin hangar, the relationship
between Mathildeís uncle and the mailman, the barman with the wooden hand...
these are the touches that make Jeunetís A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT a worthwhile
investment of time.
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