Blueberry

Blueberry (2004)Random choice of a movie for today – “Blueberry“. The only thing I knew about it before watching is that Michael Madsen is in it.

Directed by: Jan Kounen
Genres: Adventure, Western, Action
Cast: Vincent Cassel, Juliette Lewis, Michael Madsen, Temuera Morrison, Ernest Borgnine, Djimon Hounsou, Hugh O’Conor, Geoffrey Lewis, Nichole Hiltz, Kateri Walker, Vahina Giocante, Kestenbetsa, Tchéky Karyo, Eddie Izzard, Colm Meaney
IMDB raintg: 5.1
My rating: 8.0 ********

It’s a pity that this film will end up on the shelves of history with not many people watching it. It has an interesting story, great photography, interesting camera work, and amazing editing. It also gives the audience few things to think about.

Unfortunately I missed a some part of the film due to its multilingual nature – indians were a part of the story and they were only speaking their native language. I didn’t have subtitles in any language that I knew, so I ended up watching one third without subtitles at all, one third with Greek subtitles, and another third with Bulgarian. I think I got the story mostly, but the beauty of the original spirit was lost to me.

I also have to mention that the movie was getting more psychodelic as it progressed. While it was pretty interesting for the first hour, the last half an hour were a bit too much for me to handle. I was sober and I wasn’t high and probably I wasn’t in a proper mood. I liked it, but it was tiring.

The photography I have to mention separately. It was amazing! Each frame could be printed out and sold on its own. And in the film all these frames were themed in together by the story and lots of symbols that made them look really inspiring.

Overall the film was very very good. Watch it if you are tired of the mainstream cliche crap. If you appreciate good photography, this one is a must see.

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