REVIEW: THE FALL
As far as strange movies go The Fall might just redefined
the genre and take strangeness to a whole new level.
Normally, I wouldn’t be drawn to this type of movie, but
because the movie was presented by both David Fincher and
Spike Jonze, I had to see what it was about. Granted I knew
going it would be a little weird, I would never had guess I
would have to fight with myself just to get through the
entire movie. To tell the true, I probably wouldn’t have
seen the whole thing if I wasn’t reviewing it, but since I
don’t believe a solid review can be writing unless one sees
the entire movie, I when through with it. However, to says
the least, I was bore out of my mine.
In The Fall, Roy Walker (Lee Pace) a Hollywood stuntman
is hospitalized after a near fatal movie set accident. Roy
is also having to deal with his girlfriend’s betrayal. Roy
strikes up a friendship with a 5-year old girl named Catinca
Untaru (Alexandria) who is recovering from a fall. Roy
intrigues the young girl with a story about Alexander the
great. The next day Roy begins to tell Alexandria an epic
story about Governor Odious and five remarkable heroes.
Roy’s story begins to mix fantasy with reality and he used
the story to lure Alexandria to get him Morphine so he can
I should have known better. The Fall comes from director
Tarsem Singh who also make another very strange movie I
didn’t like named The Cell. His sophomoric attempt is just
as strange. His films seem very experimental, something you
might make if you where trying to impress your film school
teacher. He makes heavy used of symbolism and references,
which just makes the whole experience excruciating.
The only redeemable things about this movie are the
performances and the wonderful looking scenery. Catinca
Untaru plays the role of Alexandria pitch perfect. She is so
good, that I’m not even sure if she is acting or not. Lee
Pace also give a genuine performance. These performance
where what keep me from turning off the movie a quarter of
the way in.
The surreal fantasy world looks absolutely wonderful in
Blu-ray. Each color comes to life under Tarsem watchful eye.
This is the type of movie that Blu-ray was need for. It’s
just a shame that Tarsem is most interesting in making a
movie that might enthrall a film class than one that will
entertain his audience. If Taresm had just added more of a
human fact and left the artsy stuff he learned in film
school out, he might had had something here.
By Brad Peterson
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Widescreen Version (1:85:1)(1080P High Definition)
Subtitles: English, English SDH, French
Commentary with Lee
Pace writer/producer Nico Soultanaris and writer Dan Gilroy
Behind the Scenes Featurettes Wanderlust - A behind
the scenes look at the shooting process for certain key
Similar to the Wanderlust Featurette, but with different
Deleted Scenes - Two deleted scenes are presented
with the The Good/Bad Priest being the better of the two.
The Good/Bad Priest(0:55)
Enhanced Photo Gallery
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