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Who needs a spoiler?
Come on! It's one of the most predictable movies I've seen. 95% of the story is predictable. The other 5 isn't just because you think it can't be that predictable. I've looked at my watch every 20-ish minutes, and wondered "what next" only because it was still long way to go (I knew how long the movie is) and I just couldn't believe it's gonna be that simple.
"It" wants revenge, he wants revenge. "It" is the last of it's kind, he lost his family - "It" killed them. "It" strong, he weak. "It" has a baby (remember Godzilla?), he meets and likes an orphan kid. Their weapon is not good enough, he thinks of better one. She is dead. Oh, no, wait, she isn't... Helloooo??
The only original idea is that he brought "it". I guess my high expectations were due to relatively high ratings here on IMDb (6.8 at the time). I can give it only 4, and even that is just because it's technically and visually good. To that, I'll add decent cast and actors' performance, but that's it.
Harrison's Flowers (2000)
An awfully one-sided story destroys a rather good movie
I hardly ever watch movies with ex-Yugoslavia war theme. I know they are always one-sided, and somehow I thought this one would be different. I was wrong.
While it rather nicely portrays horrors of war, why does it have to be only one side in the war that does wrong, awful things. There are quite a lot of American movies showing Americans doing horrible things in wars, but when the Serbs are around, nobody else is bad. I'm far from saying Serbs did nothing wrong, but, has any of Hollywood filmmakers ever did any actual research before making a movie about war in ex-Yugoslavia?? There is a moment in this movie when Brody says something like "there are no good and bad guys here, they're all the same" and it gave me hope that I've actually chosen a decent movie. However, just a bit later I was proved wrong... Awful!