Monday, October 11, 2010

Gomorrah (3)

Following five different characters through their every day lives in Italy's modern day crime.

I had heard that this was one of the best foreign films to watch. Though the film is already two years old I had never heard of it so I was in a rush to find it and check it out.

I don't really get why it was suppose to be so great...

The first, well, solid hour of the film is pretty damn boring. Nothing really happens. The movies starts jumping around and introduces so many new faces that it's hard to tell what story line to pay attention to. A little too scattered for me to feel attached to any one character or story. After that the movie delve into the deeper stuff. Plot started to thicken. Characters became familiar and I suddenly was sucked in.

The acting was nothing fantastic in my opinion. The only thing that stood out to me was the awfulness that went along with the not-so-fiction part of this film. Yes, the characters are not technically real but they do exist in Italy right now. They are slowly taking control of the world in every single illegal way possible yet no one is really stopping them. How can you or I even start to stop them? Yet, this film definitely shows that if someone doesn't and soon than the whole country will fall apart.

The last bit of this movie was pretty awesome. Then at the very end it ends on a slow note...which kind of ruins it again. I don't know, maybe I wasn't in the right mood for it or it just wasn't my style. It isn't an action flick and I am very aware of that but even for a drama I need a little more substance to latch on to.

Still worth the watch for the story. Brutal realities are always a good wake up call.


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