6.10pm – 30min till dinner so will try and squeeze in some of this film before then and watch the rest after because I’m still a teenage girl and I want to watch Joan Rivers on the Fashion Police on E! at 10pm ^_^
11.29pm – Clint Eastwood, Richard Harris and Morgan Freeman. Dirty Harry, Dumbledore and God. You don’t get much better than that.
The opening shot was very beautiful, it’s a stunning silhouette of a house, tree and a man [Eastwood] digging up the ground. This shot could mean a lot of things but then writing comes up on the screen and it kind of explains it. Anyways, it’s a gorgeous shot/technique that Eastwood uses a few times in this movie and rightly so.
Vicious opening [after the beautiful silhouette] where a woman [a prostitute] is horribly attacked by a man with a knife. I felt that this was a good contrast to the previous beautiful shot.
I had to double check when this movie was made because Eastwood’s style made me think it was from the 70s but its actually 1992! Eastwood managed to capture the classic Western style, I could not tell that it was shot in 1992.
I thought that it was incredibly sweet and yet so sad that Munny [Eastwood] constantly thought of his dead wife but it starts to get a bit repetitive about halfway through. I know she changed him from a murdering drunkard into a loving, caring father but jeez, not every sentence needed to be about the wife.
I thought that it was really good [and funny] that Munny was rusty when it came to getting on a horse and shooting. It felt a bit more realistic because 1. He IS an old man and would struggle with it all and 2. He hasn’t done any of that for 11 years. It just funny seeing Clint Eastwood fail to get on a horse.
MORGAN FREEMAN!! Him and Eastwood have fantastic chemistry together. I just knew that their characters had been friends for years and years. They’re just fantastic together. Even though this movie isn’t a comedy, them two bounced off each other a few times. They talk about sex and its all awkward because they’re old and Ned [Freeman] says “so… do you just use your hand?” its just weirdly hilarious seeing Freeman and Eastwood talk awkwardly about sex. Also, the script on this Western felt a bit more relaxed and modern, especially some of Freeman’s lines “We’ve got a storm riding up our asses.” “There’s no hawk, you can’t see for shit, can you?”
“She gave me the evil eye.” Sorry but that line just makes me think of young teenagers who start fights because “she gave me well bad evils!!”
I thought it was a nice change to see Clint Eastwood playing a character that wasn’t always in control. I also thought it was a nice touch to have Ned & Munny to have lost their joy of murder because they’re older, wiser and appreciate life now. It was also a good contrast to the young one they were with who was so excited about killing someone then when he did, he hated it and said he’d never do it again.
It was so frustrating to watch Little Bill and his people chase after the wrong bad guys! The real bad guys are the ones that sliced the woman up, not the ones who are going to kill the bad guys. Though, I suppose when I put it like that, they’re both as bad as each other but its been filmed so it looks like Ned & Munny are actually really good guys which they are but just going to kill two people. Also, Little Bill is just as bad as the murders, maybe even worse because he tortures them.
“This is what happens to assassins round here” is written on a sign in front of a dead body. Its just a big sign of hypocrisy.
Richard Harris should have been in it more, his character could of done so much more.
I think I only really liked this film because of Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood, I think if anyone else had starred or directed it would have been too boring.