I’m picky – I fully admit it. It takes a helluv a lot to impress me when it comes to film. Movies, of late, haven’t WOWED me much. Hollywood seems to like remaking old films, and I’m guessing it’s because they’re running out of decent material to write about.
I think the last movie I was really impressed by was Man On Fire – now there’s a movie I don’t tire of watching!
So, this past week – Chris brought home Lucky Number Slevin from Blockbuster. It certainly had a promising cast – – I mean, with names like these, you’re expecting something really good right? :
- Bruce Willis
- Lucy Liu
- Morgan Freeman
- Ben Kingsley
- Stanley Tucci
- Danny Aiello
Other cast members include: Josh Hartnett, Michael Rubenfeld, Peter Outerbridge, Kevin Chamberlin, Dorian Missick, Mykelti Williamson, Scott Gibson, Daniel Kash, Dmitry Chepovetsky and more.
You can view the trailer here – then go rent/buy/borrow the movie and watch it – you won’t be sorry you did!
This film is loaded with extratextual, intratextual, and intertextual (sounds kinda sexy, eh?) references that make it deep and intelligent. Lucky Number Slevin isn’t quite up to par with similarly brainy thrillers like Memento and The Usual Suspects, but the prospect of seeing it again in order to get your bearings is just as appealing Josh Hartnett really surprised me by actually pulling his weight in a cast chock-full of A-listers. As with any good flick – don’t trust the reviews. Keeps you in the dark till the end, then wraps it all up terrifically in the end – it didn’t end nearly how I expected it to – and I love when a movie does that.
So, see it – let me know what you think (yes, Astro – that means YOU!)