Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Mini Review 'Brothers'

I saw the original - much better.
This remake did not have the intensity of the first, or the believability of the performances.
I never felt any of the emotions (grief, fear, anger, redemption) which made the original so powerful. Perhaps it was the age of the actors that lead to the lack of power.
Sam Shepard as the father and Bailey Madison as the daughter were the casting highlights.

Much has been made of the intensity of Tobey Maguires performance as Capt. Sam Cahill. He reminded me a little bit of Christopher Lloyd as Judge Doom in 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' at the end when he becomes his cartoon self and gets dipped.

Sometimes great films just need to be left alone and people need to start reading subtitles.
Love the poster though.

Grade - C

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