Sunday, September 14, 2008
I am not a “big screen” fan nowadays because of the cost. Period. The times called for it but once in a while, a movie is a great way to stop my blues and lessen the stress. Sunday being me and my sister’s work–free day we get to bond and catch up on our chikkatime. It’s our stress “out” day. Working can sometimes take so much of our time we no longer find time for ourselves. Last Sunday, we went to see a movie. I would have love watching KC Concepcion in her first movie but I am not sure I am all for the “kilig” factor. It is a light movie and could make me relax but I also need something different. And Al Pacino and Robert de Niro are two great actors you just cannot ignore. I saw some of their movies before, including of course Godfather. My sister shared the same liking for the actors. I would say I rubbed it on her. She agreed to watch Righteous Kill. I have not heard of the movie being promoted but the names of the actors lends credence to the film and so we watched. She even paid for the tickets! The film is about two cops who are investigating a series of vigilante crimes committed by a killer who leaves behind poems. Try it again, a serial killer who loves poetry. Nice try. My sister loves the movie. She loves the twist. But I am not very satisfied. I do expect more. I do not know what it is but there is definitely something missing. Not the actor’s of course. They delivered their lines excellente! It is the plot and the expected twist (on my part). Maybe I have seen so much of the same twist. One character being the obvious suspect (this is basically stereotyping) only to end up with the least expected character being the scum. I feel “bitin” with the movie. It is still a good movie I would say. Except the movie’s storyline is so ordinary and not Pacinoesque or De Niroesque. I have utmost respect to both actors and I maybe expecting a lot more. Or maybe they need this movie to relax, too.