Thursday, November 21, 2013

Watch The Counselor

Michael Fassbender was great in X-Men: First Class, proved he could act in Prometheus and did it again in Shame. Now he's done it one more time with The Counselor. The movie is okay, but watch it, if only for Fassbender's acting. Honestly, it's an average film at best, and the ending kind of ruins a guy's mood, but if you want to see good acting, you have to see the film.
It's got Cameron Diaz in it...

Essentially Fassbender stars as a lawyer who gets involved in the drug trade. It's a pretty basic premise that could end up as enthralling as Collateral. It fails on both levels, getting too complicated and pissing off the viewer. However, I suggest watching it because of the all star cast. Had this film not contained Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt or Cameron Diaz (because fuck Penolpe Cruz, right?), it would have sucked. Ridley Scott can't really make good movies anymore, I don't know why, but he can't.
There's Cameron Diaz again...

His directing is clunky at best and he's often held together by a good script and wonderful actors. He is at fault in this film. It is his directing that really screws the movie up and stops it from being as wonderful as it could be. So I have to say, if you must watch the film. The performances are very good and if you pay attention to the dialogue, you should see that Mr. Cormac McCarthy (he wrote The Road, he's not a joke) chose his words wisely, each word meaning something and resonating. It is an okay film, ruined by only one factor, unfortunately.


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