Saturday, October 29, 2005

The Weatherman * * * + The legend of Zorro * *

Who? Themos, Erdem, Bing
Where? 16th Mall, Denver, CO

I'll start with the worst: The Legend of Zorro is a highly watchable fun movie, but it is out of date. Why did they bother making a sequel? It's too much Hollywood, too much PG, too big explosion at the end. The action sequences are definately fun to watch, but the extremely boring dialogues in between give this movie thumbs down.

Now let's get to the good stuff: Nicolas Cage is always a first class actor, entering the most mature age of his career. The guy has 9 movies (!) coming up in the next 2 years, and the choices he makes (especially with the masterful Lord of War) are top notch. Here we have a very weird movie. The Weatherman balances between funny and sad, between sorrow and happiness, and describes the not so ordinary story of a not so ordinary man. Although Cage delivers an excellent performance once again, it's the secondary characters (family, friends) that make the movie interesting to watch. As I left the theater, I didn't know whether I should be happy ot sad for the ending: the movie does not have a specific tone, it's like having 5 movies in the pack of 1, and that is done on purpose.