Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Two "classics"

You hear about them, and everyone cites then and stuff, but you never get around to seeing them... until now.

The Usual Suspects: Yes, okay, this is a great movie. Nice story build up, good action sequences, the plot actually works. And then there's the reveal... although that was slightly ruined for me, 'cos I thought the picture looked like Kobayashi. Some stunning performances, and once again Kevin Spacey once again demonstrates he is in movies that are worth watching. And remember, in the words of Dwight Schrute, Keyser Soze is the one you most medium suspect.

Reservoir Dogs: ... meh. It's a Quentin Taratino script, so lots of action and 'strong language', but... meh. It just wasn't that interesting. People yelling at each other for 90 minutes doesn't contain enough excitement. I've seen it now... but I'd rather rewatch Kaante.



evildicemonkey said...

This comment contains SPOILERS for The Usual Suspects.

Did you know that Soze is a Turkish word that means "verbal" or "talk too much", I wonder how this film's twist fared over there?

Jamas Enright said...

The whole name is "King blabbermouth", yeh. Read that in the trivia bits.
No idea, they may have changed his name for that version of the film... or not. There are a lot of names that mean things, doesn't mean the people who speak that language get the name meanings... (How many English names have meanings? Most of them, especially biblical ones.)