My Review of the 'Michael Collins' movie with Liam Neeson
OK! Time for another review by yours truly! 8)
Now, as instructed by my Irish professor, I have to write an essay that compares Peter Hart's book about Michael Collins to the movie of the same title with lead actor Liam Neeson.
What do I think of the movie?
"...What the hell is going on?" I asked myself. "Who are these people? Okay, that's Collins, that's de Velera, cool. Wait, what? People are getting shot up now? Oh, okay, back to Collins? Aww...he's smooching up a girl! Whoo! Meeting time with his pals! Wait, what's this? MORE people getting shot up? The shit? Awesome! Collins is collecting confidential files! Oh no! People are coming in! Hide, man! HIDE!! Whew, he's in the clear now. Oh, okay, yet more people getting killed? Oh, escape scene, and they're disguising de Velera as a woman? Heh, cute. Wait, yet MORE people getting killed?! Movie? Can you please slow down? Wait, what year is this? Can any of them please explain to me what's going on here!?"
To make it worse, I'm watching this on Netflix, so it has no closed-captioning at all! I feel like I have to actually print out a transcript just so I know what the hell everyone's saying! No offense, but this is precisely why I don't like to watch movies in theaters, because I can't understand anything until it comes out on DVD so I can use closed-caption.
I'm...having a really hard time trying to enjoy the movie. It's too rushed, the scenes feel tacked on. It does not, at all, make me feel for any of these people because it doesn't give me time to feel for any of these people.
So...I'm very sorry to say that I'm going to have to rate this a 7.5/10. It's a decent film, to be sure. I love the setting, the lighting, the atmosphere. The music is great, etc, and Liam Neeson is in it...but...yeah.
Well, off to review Mel Gibson's Hamlet now!
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