Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Seven Pounds

 

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Boring. Seemed like Will Smith was trying too hard. Perhaps the makers were trying too hard to make this one of the contenders for the Oscar or something. I don't care if this sounds insensitive, but the movie, the characters - everything about this movie was boring. The first 20 minutes or so were fine, but then it just got so damn slow.

I am told - had I watched the movie till the end, I would have liked it. My response to that is - How the hell do you expect me to sit through something like this? You have decent start and a great ending. Wonderful. What about the gap in between?! How about something interesting there as well?

I don't know the people Will is trying to save. I don't care about the characters. All I want to know is why does Will look like he got run over by a bus. That's all. And that part of the movie is rather predictable and I don't need to subject myself to the torture of watching this till the end.

JFTR - this might be over simplifying the entire thing, but .. the makers seem to have the intention of glorifying a person who is committing suicide because he can't deal with the loss of his love. Someone who feels responsible for a fatal road accident.

The pain of living through something like this is unbearable, for sure. The idea of suicide hitting the head repeatedly, would be obvious. But making him a hero by turning him into an organ donor who is seeking redemption and escape at the same time... hmm not sure, but that seems like a rather disturbing point of view. A bit like buying your way into heaven!? I am sure there are other ways of helping people (err, sorry.... NICE PEOPLE) out.

This wasn't entertaining. The ending might be powerful (I don't know for sure and I don't care either), but it would require a lot of effort to sit through to see the end. So, either you watch the first 20 minutes and then fast forward to the end, or just chuck the movie.

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