Sadly i was disappointed beyond levels, it was plaintive, boring, and odd, the oddity coming from the twists of the way it was made, not subtle but in your face. Not Eastwood's best i have to say (Edited Version)
Now to think it through and write a review we see a young pair of twins live in the slums of the UK, trying to survive, and i get the point that the death was meant to be an engaging aspect of this film, but truly it wasn't. I walked out after the funeral scene, it wasn't engaging, it was slow, and not very tentative, or engrossing, or sensitive towards death. I'll admit Matt Damon is a great actor and shines here; trying to engage with this character is easy. He plays George, a psychic who stops what he used to get paid (fairly a huge amount) for, but finds it's too hands on. Through the first 50 minutes you do get some big spiritual aspect Clint Eastwood wants to draw forward. But what let me down was the dreadful acting between the real life twins. Also i get what Frost/Nixon and The Queens script writer Peter Morgan is going for, and after going through and researching this film the fantasy drama category really surprised me. I now know specifically why i disliked it, other than these two god awful twins (played by Frankie and George McLaren) but that I found the transitioning or moulding of a film that looked like a really engaging Drama, i stress DRAMA (such like Eastwoods masterful Changeling) didn't mix or blend well. Through how much i watched looking back it is a good looking film, don't get me wrong, but i didn't connect, there are huge faults, due to probably how quick Eastwood piled this out, what with Continuity errors galore. Tsunami and this incident with the twins are based around 2006 2007 but in the background were plaintively posters for The Fourth Kind. Also after the road accident with the death of one of the twins the shot switches to a high shot, pulling out, where previously there was a beautiful shattered windscreen, but to this shot it is obviously polished, sp*ck and spam.
The music got me in a mood though, trying even harder to make myself connect with it, but its not my film, if it was just a drama without those fantasy, fantastical psychic chaotic sequences and different actors to play the twins and maybe a rewrite or more i might have liked it. Sadly i was disappointed beyond levels, it was plaintive, boring, and odd, the oddity coming from the twists of the way it was made, not subtle but in your face.
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