recent movies 2008-05-01


I find the effort to remake Seven Samurai into a western, The Magnificent Seven unworthy, most especially because the original was so formidable that it makes the remake laughable or disgusting actually +++ compare the wise old man for example, or worse, the young wannabe (played by the Toshiro Mifune in the original).

I found The Brave One highly entertaining, and superbly-made, complete with wonderful sound and a great lead performance by Jodie Foster; I would have benefited from a better title, and it could have done without the friendship between the vigilante and the cop, which results in some unfortunate sugar-coating, detracting from the movie's tough approach.