The Manchurian Candidate

This post will be the first movie review done in the different way. Since some people complained that I have spoilers and irrelevant stuff sometimes and it is difficult to separate these with one glance from the rest of the review, I decided that I will be splitting movie review posts into brief and full texts. Brief text will contain a link to appropriate IMDB page if any, IMDB rating at the moment of writing, my rating, and celebrity highlight, which is basically a list of well-known people associated with the film. The full text (“Read more” link) will contain the brief part as well as my thoughts, descriptions, spoilers, complains and anything else I might right about the film. This way it will also be possible to read the preferred version in RSS feed too.

Anyway, the good thing about immediate blogging (right after the event/happening) is that one doesn’t forget to write about what happened. Yesterday I watched “The Manchurian Candidate” and forgot to blog about it.

IMDB Rating: 6.7
My Rating: 5.0
Celebrity highlights: main parts played by Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, and Liev Schreiber with brief appearences of Jeffrey Wright and Jon Voight

I was waiting for this movie for some time now. I didn’t have great expectations for it, but I thought that it might be interesting. It turned out to very boring and pointless though. There weren’t enough happenning for the 2+ hours that it lasted and the story, being obvious from the very beginning, didn’t help.

The film as it is lacks identity. It is not an action movie. It is not a drama. It is not a phylosophical piece with food for thought. No points were made. No relationships or circumstances that would play with audience’s emotions. And no entertainment.

All actors performed quiet well, and there was nothing that they could have added. Character development was very poor and there were many lose ends to the story.

As things stand, I am glad I saved some money on the cinema tickets.>

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