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I had heard good things (which is to say, that Roger Ebert and Stephanie Zacharek liked it), and so was a bit disappointed.  It was okay.  Probably my biggest disappointment was simply that Chiwetel Ejiofor didn't get to do all that much, and he's my favourite actor of the three in the movie (though I've never disliked Liev Schreiber by any means, and only disliked Jolie a few times).  A few thoughts, with some good-natured snark, below the cut.SPOILERS! SPOILERS FOR WHOLE MOVIE! LIKE, I'M INCLUDING THE END! ALL OF IT! )
In other news, I was amused that two consecutive trailers I saw at the film were for 1) Tron: Legacy and 2) Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.  Because, um, both Tron and Wall Street movies were just begging for a sequel to be made about a quarter century later.  I admit I'm a little curious to see what Oliver Stone will do with the Wall Street thing (and of course he made the original), though I feel somewhat cynically that it will just come down to "man, corporations are greedy!" repeated a hundred times, each more forceful than the last. 

On the other hand, I actually do really want to see The Social Network, another film that was advertised.  The trailer is creepy in a number of ways I couldn't quite articulate (as my friend Nat, whom I saw the movie with and discussed it with afterwards, could no doubt attest).  Directed by David Fincher, script co-written by Aaron Sorkin!  (Well, to be honest I haven't watched the latter's shows.) 
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Cross-posted to blog.

I had heard good things (which is to say, that Roger Ebert and Stephanie Zacharek liked it), and so was a bit disappointed.  It was okay.  Probably my biggest disappointment was simply that Chiwetel Ejiofor didn't get to do all that much, and he's my favourite actor of the three in the movie (though I've never disliked Liev Schreiber by any means, and only disliked Jolie a few times).  A few thoughts, with some good-natured snark, below the cut.SPOILERS! SPOILERS FOR WHOLE MOVIE! LIKE, I'M INCLUDING THE END! ALL OF IT! )
In other news, I was amused that two consecutive trailers I saw at the film were for 1) Tron: Legacy and 2) Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.  Because, um, both Tron and Wall Street movies were just begging for a sequel to be made about a quarter century later.  I admit I'm a little curious to see what Oliver Stone will do with the Wall Street thing (and of course he made the original), though I feel somewhat cynically that it will just come down to "man, corporations are greedy!" repeated a hundred times, each more forceful than the last. 

On the other hand, I actually do really want to see The Social Network, another film that was advertised.  The trailer is creepy in a number of ways I couldn't quite articulate (as my friend Nat, whom I saw the movie with and discussed it with afterwards, could no doubt attest).  Directed by David Fincher, script co-written by Aaron Sorkin!  (Well, to be honest I haven't watched the latter's shows.) 
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Cross-posted to blog.

I had heard good things (which is to say, that Roger Ebert and Stephanie Zacharek liked it), and so was a bit disappointed.  It was okay.  Probably my biggest disappointment was simply that Chiwetel Ejiofor didn't get to do all that much, and he's my favourite actor of the three in the movie (though I've never disliked Liev Schreiber by any means, and only disliked Jolie a few times).  A few thoughts, with some good-natured snark, below the cut.SPOILERS! SPOILERS FOR WHOLE MOVIE! LIKE, I'M INCLUDING THE END! ALL OF IT! )
In other news, I was amused that two consecutive trailers I saw at the film were for 1) Tron: Legacy and 2) Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.  Because, um, both Tron and Wall Street movies were just begging for a sequel to be made about a quarter century later.  I admit I'm a little curious to see what Oliver Stone will do with the Wall Street thing (and of course he made the original), though I feel somewhat cynically that it will just come down to "man, corporations are greedy!" repeated a hundred times, each more forceful than the last. 

On the other hand, I actually do really want to see The Social Network, another film that was advertised.  The trailer is creepy in a number of ways I couldn't quite articulate (as my friend Nat, whom I saw the movie with and discussed it with afterwards, could no doubt attest).  Directed by David Fincher, script co-written by Aaron Sorkin!  (Well, to be honest I haven't watched the latter's shows.) 

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