Sunday, January 23, 2011
Movie review of Hereafter
Hereafter - 3/10
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Cast - Matt Damon,Cecile De France,Bryce Dallas Howard
A drama centered on three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. George (Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (de France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus (Frankie/George McLaren), a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might-or must-exist in the hereafter.
The older Clint Eastwood gets,the slower the pace of his movies.I really wished I had fallen asleep while watching this movie.Hereafter was a fucking bore! 2 hours of sheer boredom.There were so many unnecessary shots and scenes.All the excitement and terror was in the first 5-10 mins of the movie.The tsunami scene.Even though the CGI for that entire scene was cheap,it was quite intense and scary.But after that,Hereafter was a fucking flatliner.
Casting for this was bad.Matt Damon was ok.Cecile De France was not bad,she had some good scenes.The twins however, not so good.There were some good scenes but they did not act well enough for it.And then there was Jay Mohr...why the fuck is this unfunny turd in this movie? he is a fuckall comedian and he is a fuckall actor.And by the looks of it,he may have stolen one of Nicholas Cage's hair pieces for this movie.
Direction was mediocre.I think its high time Mr Eastwood stops directing.His last good one was Invictus but that was because Morgan Freeman stole the show with his portrayal of Nelson Mandela.I have to say if the pace,direction and acting was better,Hereafter would have been a good movie because it has a good plot but too bad.Not his worst movie,I leave that to gran torino(it doesn't deserve capital letters) but pretty close to it.
Do not bother watching Hereafter,watching grass grow is more exciting than that.
Recommended movies done by the director
Million Dollar Baby