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PostHeaderIcon Mr Nobody Review

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Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence at his wife’s side, Elise, and their 3 children until the day when reality skids and he wakes up as an old man in the year 2092. At 117, Mr. Nobody is both the oldest man in the world and the last mortal of a new mankind where nobody dies anymore. But that doesn’t seem to interest or bother him very much. The only questions that preoccupy him in the present is whether he lived the right life for himself, loved the woman whom he was supposed to love, and had the children whom he was meant to have… now his purpose is to find the right answer.

Mr Nobody is one of those rare films that can suck the viewer into its world. As you watch Mr Nobody and the various events you might not fully understand at the time the meaning of everything you see, but you will remain intrigued and as the movie progresses it starts to make more sense. There are quite a few things left up to interpretation, but the film should keep you thinking about it once the ending credits begin. The cinematography is amazing and a lot of care and detail was put into the movie.

Jared Leto gave an amazing performance as Nemo Nobody and the surrounding cast fit right into place. The story is told beautifully, and without giving away any big spoilers there is a lot that happens and a lot that doesn’t happen. It is very rare for me to give a movie a 10/10 rating, but I feel Mr Nobody deserves it as I could not really find any flaws. Some may argue the ending isn’t as strong as it could be, but I found it to be very fitting. If given the chance you should see Mr Nobody and drawn into his world.

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My Rating: 10/10

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Originally posted 2010-06-09 21:37:15.

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PostHeaderIcon Solomon Kane Review

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Once a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting Spainards in Africa, He met the Devil’s Reaper and discovered he was bound for hell! Barely escaping he soon renounced violence to atone for his past sins, seeking out redemption in a life of peace, but peace cannot be given so easily.

Solomon Kane starts off quickly with the action and grasps the viewer with what is to become of the protagonist. The story isn’t ground breaking, but steers away from being too cliche and predictable. The action scenes are good and as the story progresses it doesn’t slowdown too much even during the non action sequences. James Purefoy stars as Solomon Kane and does a good job overall. A few times he overacted and his lines came out cheesy causing a chuckle, but he was still able to carry the film. The rest of the cast was sufficient for the time and era, but no real stand out performances.

The music was fairly impressive and had an epic tone to it. I was also pretty impressed with the environments and the sets they used. Solomon Kane is a relatively low budget film, but minus a few obvious CGI scenes looks as if it could be a big budget Hollywood movie. The production value was fairly impressive and the film is enjoyable.

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My Rating: 7/10

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Originally posted 2010-06-01 08:20:45.

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