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I watched half of this movie tonight. Pretty damn good period piece so far. My only near negative is Matt Damon in the lead. Just doesn't feel right for me. He is, obviously, a good actor....just not for this role. I could easily see Christian Bale better for this role. Others might include: Jude Law, maybe Brad Pitt, Colin Farell ( a sleeper), and Gerald Butler.
Ahh....it is what it is. Honestly, the best player is the nemesis.
But the movie is well worth watching/
I think casting is a little more complex than just hiring whoever you can afford.
As you know , often the first choices for roles are unavailable, so I just watch what is on the screen. I had no issue with performances, I think they both conveyed the personality motivating the action well enough to get the job done.
During a question and answer , one actor , with enough yank to pick his roles, described how he took an astronaut role he wasn't interested in, and on a minor film that normally wouldn't cast him, just so he could work in the directors next movie, a musical called, La La land.
curious thing for me was I enjoyed the astronaut movie, and avoided La La Land like a disease, other than checking out a few scenes when it hit cable.
Only possible worse choice for a heroic film?
And any one of the several Chris actors.
They could have put Ben Affleck in that role and REALLY screwed the pooch.
Bad enough he had as much screen time as he did.
Damon was comparatively harmless.
First hour was exquisitely dull, but it picked up.
Marguerite finally got some form of justice but too bad Driver
and Damon didn't kill each other.
Found it so/so.
If Kurosawa had made it, it would have thrived.
Rashomon it ain't.
"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination" -Michael McClure
Enjoyed it both times.. Damon was a bit off-putting initially, but I got used to seeing him.. A fine historical drama IMO.
My sister and I both laughed at the 4 women talking about Adam Driver, one of the homeliest actors around IMO, as being handsome.
Well, Matt was playing a rough and tumble knight who was more accustomed to killing and hanging with the boys. His arrogance (narcissism) drove his expectation of everything being his way.
Driver was great as the friend/knight. Affleck seemed to be too polished for the day and age.
Is it just me that thinks Comer actually didn't run fast enough to get away from Driver?
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