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Re: “Scene Changer

Nice comments from two little fanboys. Why didn't you just say: "Can you not report the truth of what you see if it's about someone I like?"
Instead of journalism, what you two need to read are press releases. They're biased and will say just what you want so as not to disturb your sports hero fantasies.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Eddie on 01/10/2012 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Lei'd to Rest

You totally and completely miss the point of this movie--I suspect its maturity may be a bit beyond you.
First off, this is clearly a black comedy that deals with death and how it is always hard for anyone, rich or poor, to say goodbye.

Your critiques are shallow and quite frankly, boring: "Where's the scene that tells us which option is best, or ties the futility of the [land] decision to King's life." Some of us don't need to be told what to think by the director--regarding that subplot, Payne clearly poses an inherent question about development of pristine resources that has plagued Hawaii throughout its history (do we need that to be spelled out? No. It's abundantly clear through several scenes that King is struggling with his legacy and whether to spoil 'paradise.') But that is what is commonly called a "subplot."
Arguing on technical grounds that this movie fails because it doesn't establish why we should care about what he does with the land (which it does)--is just ridiculous. That's not what this movie is ultimately about. It's about death and how we deal with it, the most universal and lasting subject in art (hint: that's why they keep showing the wife in a coma and why the climax involves saying goodbye to her, and why all the film's plot events stem from her death).

You did have ONE thing right: The film does contain realistic characters, which obliterates your own argument that we shouldn't care what happens because its George Clooney and he's rich. Maybe when you're older, you'll realize that the human condition applies to everyone, even rich people, even George Clooney. In the meantime, maybe stick to Pixar kids films critiques, or talking about special effects.
This review says more about you than it does the film. You're out of your depth.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Eddie on 12/06/2011 at 5:52 PM

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