Sunday, 17 June 2007

K-PAX

Time for one of my shit film reviews. I've never seen this film before and always wanted to. I think it's really hard to write a convincing sci-fi fantasy that hasn't got a million holes in it. I'd love to write something fantastical but it's impossible to do it well, I think. Aliens are such interesting subject matter, though.
I really enjoyed this film, maily due to Kevin Spacey's excellent acting. In a lesser actor's hands I think this film could have been a major turkey. Luckily he handled it perfectly, playing it very understated. That other geezer just played the same role he always does.
The film walked a fine line between schmaltzy and futuristic cool and just about pulled it off. I hate all the 'not-getting-on-with-wife-estranged-son bollocks' but there wasn't too much of it so I could just about cope. I felt genuine disappointment when it looked like he wasnt a spaceman after all, although I did kind of guess the ending. I felt quite emotional but that's mainly because I'm feeling fragile.
I want to see K-PAX! I want to go to K-PAX! If it exists, anyway. Am I ruining the ending? I'm not good at film reviews! I hate reading film reviews. They always ruin it.

4 comments:

particlezen said...

bah, i started watching it & then fell asleep! is it worth downloading? i was enjoying it before i KO'd.

lightupvirginmary said...

I say yes. Kevin Spacey makes it really.

* (asterisk) said...

My reviews never give spoilers. You can find them at Such As They Are.

lightupvirginmary said...

That's some fine plugging, sir!