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Old 02-09-2011, 05:33 PM   #69
Alexei Belyakov
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Default Re: Will this really be a better film?

Originally Posted by Nevaratoiel View Post

I might. I might not. I'm not getting my hopes up too much. In the end they'll probably screw up anyways...
Well, Ms. Nevaratoiel (), if you start watching Darren's movies your hopes for this film will improve a whole lot. The man doesn't know how to make a bad movie. He works on very little money yet his work is more ambitious than Chris Nolan's (which cost 50 times as much).

I don't know how Jackman and Fox got him to do this, but whatever they did, whatever they paid him, I'm just glad it worked.

I recommend you watch The Wrestler and The Fountain before the rest of the bunch. They're probably the closest to what this will be, which is a journey of isolation for a very determined yet detached hero. The characters in those films (one of them also portrayed by Jackman) are men who have a very difficult existential goal that ironically fuels the very solitude they dread living in [because of that goal]. They have the best of intentions for what they are doing (Wolverine just wants to be with Mariko) but the pursuit of this ideal is perhaps more damaging to them than actually obtaining it. They also fail to realize that if they weren't so tenacious they'd probably enjoy life a little more - which applies a great deal to all three Tom, Randy and Logan who could easily indulge his savage nature and live life like Sabertooth but refuses to and keeps looking for human things to do even though they keep going bad for him. Of course for us they wouldn't be very interesting if they just lived and let live

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