I just can’t.
I just can’t.
If that film does not get the credit it deserves, I swear!
Nowadays, simple films get over looked at times because of three things. Production. Main star. Director. Usually in that order. First, Reynolds was amazing! He was able to manage a laugh for the audience in a film about him essentially being buried alive. But also, he was so great when it came to scenes of him losing hope, all hope for living. He’s constantly changing the mood of the film. From horror to charming to excitement to dramatic. And does it all ever so talented. Rodrigo Cortes, the director, I have to admit. I’ve never heard of him before. But I hope he isn’t just a one hit wonder. The greatest thing about the film is that it never leaves the coffin Reynolds is buried in. The entire film is in the coffin, it shows absolutely no cut scenes to the outside world. No memories or flashbacks. All is in the coffin. So it builds that ark that relates to the audience. As if you were there as well, in the confine space of a possible death that can cause claustrophobia to anyone. That is simply amazing of Cortes. The production companies are relatively unknown. (Versus Entertainment in association with The Safran Company and Dark Trick Films with the participation of Icon Film Distribution.) But the amazement is that the entire film was shot in solely seventeen days. And to be able to shoot the film with such short time and still being able to capture the film so uniquely has to acknowledged and credited. With a budget less than two million, the film brought in almost fourteen million. Not much at all in the box office. But to be able to shoot in such a short amount of time, with an unknown director and production companies, and a small budget, and also being a Sundance Film, then please credit this as being one of those “Juno” types of film. Except, instead of it being about a pregnant teenager, it’s about a Iraq-based American truck driver held hostage and buried alive. And my favorite thing about it. It’s been said as if it were out the very mind of Alfred Hitchcock. And I have to rightfully agree.
If you’re not a New England Patriots fan or a Minnesota Vikings fan or even a football fan in general. Let me fill you in with the situation on hand.
The Italics is the teenage soap opera situation.
The Bold is the actual situation.
Brady break up with Moss four weeks ago.
The New England Patriots trade Randy Moss.
Moss doesn’t care, goes back to old boyfriend in Minnesota.
Randy Moss doesn’t care about the fact that he is traded by the Patriots. And is actual happy at the fact that he was traded to his original team, the Minnesota Vikings.
Tom moves on, goes off to have himself a good time, even after everyone says he’ll miss Moss. Instead Tom hangs out old friend, Deion Branch and eventually has more fun than before.
Patriots keep playing (great, if I may add) without Moss. Even after they’re critize for their mid-season trade of Moss. Saying that New England will miss Moss later. Instead they acquire Deion Branch, a previous Patriot and by the time they meet up with Moss again, they’re the number one team in the NFL.
Meanwhile, Randy says he’s happy. But as the weeks go by, he acts more and more careless. Doesn’t seem happy where he ended up.
Randy says he’s glad to be playing for Minnesota. But he plays mediocre. With the same attitude he always plays with when he isn’t happy with his team.
Randy still misses New England.
Football fan or not, this is just too crazy to believe is happening.
For the record, I’m a New England Patriots fan and I hope we get Randy Back.
Because if we do, that not only ensures a clean road to the Super Bowl, we also basically stole a third round pick from Minnesota, acquired another great player (Deion Branch) and proves that Bill Belichick is a genius coach! And also the greatest coach of all time. Which he always was, but it proves the point even more.