Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New "Che" movie is a mess

Steven Soderbergh's four-hour-plus biopic of Communist murderer Ernesto "Che" Guevara was compared to Heaven's Gate in this article. That can't be good. Apparently the movie meanders all over the place and is rather disjointed.

Of course, how do you make a movie about a detestable cold-blooded killer when, in good Hollywood fashion, you are trying to romanticize the detestable cold-blooded killer? It would be rather hard to get to the point without making the audience root against the protagonist.

I must give props to the movie's casting director. Benicio del Toro is a dead-ringer for the real Che Guevara.

Good Day to You, Sir

1 comment:

Don, American said...

The good movie was Gates of Heaven, an hilarious "documentary" about pet cemeteries.