Saturday, September 8, 2012
The Four Feathers (4)
2002 drama/adventure film by director Shekhar Kapur.
A respected British soldier leaves the army and his friends a few days before they are to be shipped to war. He receives four feathers to signify his cowardice and he must go after them to win back their trust and save them from a death that he feels he has caused them.
I wasn't going to post a review for this movie because I have already seen it loads of times and I just thought everyone had watched it before. Turns out that a lot of people I know have never seen it so alas...review.
This is an good movie was an amazing story and a great performance by the one and only Heath Ledger. The movie starts out a bit slow and you sort of sit there wondering where they are going to lead you but once the story gets going it doesn't stop. That's what I love about this movie most of all (besides Heath Ledger) is that it is one of the best movies to show how to properly build suspense to an emotional climax and ends just at the right time - doesn't milk it, so they say.
Not only was Ledger amazing (as usually) but the supporting cast brings their A game. Wes Bentley and Djimon Hounsou (who is a long time favourite of mine) really held their own in this movie.
It's all about the story though. What one man will do to win back the trust and respect of his most beloved friends and family...to see just how far one person can push themselves to prove, not only to others but to himself, just how brave they can be.
I always love watching this movie and think everyone should watch it. The end.