These last 3 movies have been tedious and I’m beginning to lose my vision. I couldn’t help but notice that the Super Bowl sucked away my readers, with only about 1/2 of you reading that last post. You should go back and read it because those were some good movies and these were either gory, sad, or gory and sad.
We actually own the dvd of Unforgiven (1992) and I’m familiar with its dark brutality. Cut, cut, beat, beat, shoot, shoot, beat, shoot, shoot. Somehow, I didn’t care if they all died. Except for Morgan Freeman, of course, but Clint certainly did the eye-for-eye thing for him. Even though I was reading while watching this, I had to cover my eyes… If there’s a moral to this story, I missed it,
Unlike Schindler’s List (1993), though I had to look away during a lot of it, as well. The holocaust horrifies me…the images of the trains, the camps, the shootings in the streets, making the Jews dig up their massacred friends and move them to an incinerator—indeed, the entire movie haunts me. I felt like I was choking at times, but I made it through and I understand why the story must always be told, like Passover. Still, it’s a downer, ya know?
So if I hadn’t passed over Forrest Gump (1994) I’d have had some comic relief, but I did. I’ve seen it often enough to know that I don’t think it’s so charming. I read the book and the Forrest in the book is just a big, dumb guy who is lucky, (I’ve known plenty of guys like that, especially up in Goonville) while Tom Hanks’ Forrest is, um, a ritard… Okay, it’s an enjoyable-enough movie, but I need to keep the movie project rolling.
I was going to skip over Braveheart (1995), too, but since it’s historic, I thought I’d give it a go. Back to man’s inhumanity to man: hang, spear, slice, gore, fight, die …. Of course, you do kind of root for Wallace, but knowing he’s doomed, it’s not that fun. Mel Gibson is not my cup of tea, but he is good in this.
Struggling on… only 18 more to go..!