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The Waiting City is a fantastic film.
The story, the imagery, the music, the subtlety and depth of culture that is presented is great to see and really enjoyable. Given the films topic, it was good to see it kept a light-hearted feel and did not get too bogged down in heavy drama that most Aussie films seem too.
It has left me with a good feeling, and I would recommend to people who want to see something a bit different from the norm. I know this is a bit of a rave review, but I really enjoyed it, and the rest of the audience seemed too as well.
A lovely film.
My friends and I have just finished seeing a preview of this new
Australian film. Everyone who was in the cinema agreed, what was the
point of this film? There was no good story to follow, the characters
were undeveloped, and the plot seemed unmotivated. I find it bizarre
that this film, that probably cost in the high millions, got funded and
made. It serves no purpose to the drama community, its adds nothing to
the palette of Australian cinema. It really was a waste of time
creating this droll unemotional piece of work and more time really
should be spent work-shopping scripts and creating good stories, not
creating a mess like this. Hugo Weaving and Rose Byrne were OK but
severely hampered by a bad script. Pia Miranda's character was
unnecessary and abstract from the plot, and her lines were average at
best. A true waste of talent. The saving grace was Geoffrey Simpson
ACS' cinematography, which like most Aussie films, was superb.
Come on guys, think about it next time please.
It has the 2 main characters, but this is not the X-Files. In the peak
of X, series 4 era, there was a mood in every episode, created by
story, character interaction, music and the Paranormal. This film lacks
this mood totally. It is very tacky and generic. Character motivations
are poor and the story is very 2 dimensional. A lot of things just
don't make sense and have no reason to be. The FBI agents who play
along are weak and have no purpose other than to read lines and Billy
Connolly seems wasted in his role. The relationship between Mulder and
Scully is unbelievable, better without, leaving some trace of the angst
present in the series. Another main flaw is this film is boring. The
series and first film had excitement along with creepiness, this is
just slow and seemingly low-budget. I am unsure what Chris Carter was
thinking when he wrote and produced this, it is quite a poor film
generally, there are episodes in the series far far above this effort.
There is nothing redeeming about this woeful film. It is contrived,
racist, completely lacking subtlety, and the voice-over and acting by
the female lead is cringe-worthy. The narrative makes no sense, a
tangled web of attempted plot points and terrible character
development. The worst possible flaw though is the attempt to portray a
Aboriginal Vs White conflict. The film's lead female has such wildly
racist, biased views and shares them so freely. It is offensive that
these far out views are made to seem normal in society. It is such a
partisan viewpoint shown in the film, so far flung from reality. The
word 'Dope' is used in this film to represent drugs, but it is used so
badly and sounds so contrived. Certainly not from 'the streets' where
the film tries to set itself.
It is basically unwatchable...
All in all, an appalling effort at film-making. I hope some lessons were learned from this about how not to produce a film. I also hope it has not scared off investors from having faith in local filmmakers.
Worse than Spawn. Yes its true. Atrocious acting, bizaare plots points,
you can tell it is from a first time director. The theatre was laughing
the wrong reasons. Some scenes in this movie were so contrived and
The characters were not fully explored and reasons were not given for most
of their strange actions they perform during the narrative. There is too
much of the main character Vlad, the pretty boy, and it hurts at some
to see his wooden performance over and over. I think the director may have
been going for a 'Finding your true self' piece but it seems to push
anti-gay sentiment slightly and the ending does not work at all. This is a
shameful waste of celluloid.
I went in excited. waiting to see how it would all turn out. but came out
unentertained and will a feeling of being ripped off. there was an ending
but it did not seem the right one. there were some lovely moments in the
film, but the lines were way to repetively metaphorical and count the God
Damn Its!! its like Not Another Teen Movie all over again. Nice CGI as
but nothing compares with the freeway scene of reloaded. there was a lack
quality hand-to-hand fighting as well.
And the very small parts of some characters were unnecessary. poor monica belucci.
It is a shame.