Besides, the protagonist collects evidence from the kidnappers and kills them, which is mere sadism. Revenge is a word most of us are all-too familiar with. But then the kidnapping occurs, and the movie veers into the tried and true territory of the mindless action flick. Blockbuster action movie, a must watch for sure! If Creasy is haunted by the belief that he's an unforgivable sinner, then by God, Scott submerges him in a swirl of nuns, shrines, Bibles, devotional candles and medals devoted to Saint Jude of the lost cause. This sets the wheels in motion for Creasy to go on a one man war of revenge against anyone involved in the snatch. Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning both do good acting work, and their interaction is very good. Sorrow, love, laughter , anger.
After initially being cold and distant, Creasy starts to form a warm relationship with Pita, but tragedy strikes and Pita is kidnapped. Cast: , , , , , , , , , , , Director: Writer: Rating: R Running Time: 145 min. One can identify that the message put forth by the director is not pessimistic but optimistic. Certainly one of the finest movies I have seen for quite some time. She is really the key to the film.
According to the obituary of , he and the cinema-going public were not satisfied with the film. I pay money to go see a revenge movie, I want revenge -- not some tough guy learning that killing is bad, etc. For a video clip it is way too long and for a movie it has too little substance. Ringel added that Man on Fire is part artsy European, part shoot-'em-up American, and the parts are so self-consciously constructed that they refuse to have anything to do with one another. How Dred Scott came into the services of Dr. In an Arnold Schwarzenegger film? The backstory on Rayburn and Creasy is leaked to the audience little by little. The following scenes of the kidnap of the girl till the end of the film are full of violence.
When she is abducted, his fiery rage is unleashed on those he feels responsible, and he stops at nothing to save her. It is beautifully, though tragically, redemptive. Initially, Creasy doesn't get along very well with Pita, as everyone calls her, but since Pita is played by the precociously cute Dakota Fanning, it doesn't take long for the two to become the bestest buddies ever. Apparently there is an original that is worth checking out and comparing. Based on the book by A. Walken is his usual inscrutable self.
Violence: Extreme and often bloody. This film contains the one ingredient that all revenge movies should have and that is true emotion. The first half of the movie, which chronicles the alcoholic Creasy's relationship with Pita is handled well—almost as a character study of a spiritually spent man who finds he has something to live for. The man is an ex— and mercenary, John Creasy. Music is scored by Harry Gregson-Williams and cinematography by Paul Cameron. Although Creasy is not interested in being a bodyguard, especially to a twelve-year-old youngster, he accepts the assignment because he has no better job offers.
Creasy at first rejects getting attached to young Pita, who is full of smiles and admiration for him. An alcoholic with no family and no hope, Creasy is living in Mexico City with little to do but drink. After an hour into the film, the audience is ready for some action. Washington again plays a vulnerable, yet determined character. Retrieved on 2 April 2012.
The exact details of Scott Joplins birth are uncertain, but he was born probably in Linden Texas, between June 1867 and mid-January 1868. I've always admired his performances but there was something about the actor, a veil of arrogance perhaps, that stopped me from getting closer. Locked in a world of flashbacks and booze, Creasy refuses. The film can be accused of pandering to stereotyping Latino baddies, especially irksome since the source novel was based in Italy, and that is a misstep that could have been avoided, but Man on Fire remains one of the most important neo-noirs available to view. Retrieved on 3 April 2012.
But he eventually came to realize that human life is divine and the proper way to deal with life is not to commit suicide, but to survive. One of 2004's most underrated films. On paper, we have a well-worn initial-mistrust-gives-over-to mutual-affection arc, but Washington's despair-tinged reserve and Fanning's astonishing naturalness give the relationship warmth and resonance. Of course, the Word scripture is actually quoted but Lucifer can do that reminds us that the actions of our revenge never are the will of God. The violence, however, is shocking, and not to be discounted. I do not think the camera every stays still, and he has even opted to stylize subtitles.
There are scenes that work with real conviction. From a palazzo on to a huge sun-lit industrial loft to a cavernous underground boat dock, this film has some of the best-looking backgrounds of the year. Now, Creasy must pick off a succession of corrupt cops and criminals to reach his ultimate object of vengeance. Sure, he gets shot now and again, but can you walk around Mexico City as an accused cop-killer and outgun professional killers indefinitely? Washington, once again, gives a great performance. Doesn't sound like anything special but it far superior than any other similar film out there.