Saturday, May 29, 2010

History of Violence

I knew...I just knew Cronenberg would fuck it up. The guy makes movies that are 50-75% great but then he always mucks it up with nonsense.

The History of Violence is pretty damned good and serious - a nice meditation on the nature of violence in life - but then - god dammit the movie just goes south - hard. It goes from being a "holy crap!" violence flick - like the turning point is one of those "wow, they really went there" but then the second third of the movie plays like a really bad/cliche mafia flick. The confrontation at the end is fucking stupid - plain and simple. What a waste. Especially of Ed Harris.

Don't waste your time watching this Cronenberg junk. The guy peaked back in 1989 - it's been a long painful ride ever since.

Originally posted on October 13, 2005 on Myspace.

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