Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Recent movies - Amazing Grace, The Darjeeling Limited

Amazing Grace (2006)

For some reason I had it in my head that this was about the guy who wrote the hymn. It took Amy and I several weeks to finally pop this one from Netflix in, but once we did we discovered a really wonderful film. The story of William Wilberforce and the era in which he strove to abolish the slave trade from England are compelling and fascinating, and Michael Apted and his team put together a very polished production. The cast was wonderful, full of familiar faces like Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell (in a rare non-villain role), Ioan Gruffudd, and Albert Finney. Ioan looked so familiar but I couldn't place where I'd seen him. Turns out he was Mr. Fantastic. Well, I haven't seen either F4 movie, but he was indeed fantastic (a ha! a ha! a ha ha ha!) in Amazing Grace. I'm glad Amazing Grace was the first movie I had seen him in.

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

Yawn. Some sorta interesting character stuff, but stretched out over so much nothing it became very tedious. The best part was the when the brothers' rescued the other brothers.


Nobody said...

Apparently now Ioan Gruffudd will only appear in movies with spectacular adjectives in their titles like Fantastic or Amazing.

Ryan said...