July 21, 2008

There Will Be Yawning

Jon and I just watched There Will Be Blood. He really liked it. I really did not like it.

I thought it was long and boring. It's like the director Paul Thomas Anderson was trying to channel Orson Welles via Citizen Kane and anything by Kubrick.

Visually, it was stunning, but between the script and the overacting . . .

If you liked it, then that's great. I'm glad you found a film you like.

But I think it was a little overrated.

5 comments:

AddledWriter said...

I loved Boogie Nights and Magnolia, didn't love Punch Drunk Love, and was wondering how this fits in. Which other PT Anderson movies did you like? Was this like the other ones at all?

Eric said...

I am on Val's side. After Punch Drunk Love, I vowed never to watch another PT Anderson movie. I broke my vow to watch this and like with his other movies, I wondered what the fuss was about.

AddledWriter said...

But Eric and Val, did you like Boogie Nights and Magnolia, or no?

Anonymous said...

I liked Punch Drunk, Boogie Nights - not Magnolia.

Eric said...

I liked them both for the first two hours, but then each had that interminable third hour that was horrible. Each movie ended 14 times.