Loz (lozenger8) wrote,
Loz
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The clock'll tick away the hours one by one...

I watched Crash today and I just... didn't like it. Which is ridiculous, really, since it starred a whole bunch of actors I like and was written/directed by Paul Haggis, who created due South. But no, didn't like it. It is an example of a film with interweaving stories that leaves me cold. I've said for years that I'm not fond of the several interweaving stories style of narrative, but had to change my mind with films like Wilby Wonderful. In this case, however, back to the non-love.

I think it's disappointing when I feel like I should like a film, but I don't anyway. Especially since I think the film was largely successful in what it was attempting to do (it made me think, it affected my emotions.) The thing is, Haggis writes in stereotypes. He always has. I find it charming in due South, because it's a charming show. But when you're writing in stereotypes and you're showing the darker side of life, it doesn't quite work for me. Okay, sure, he's always trying to break the stereotypes whilst he's depicting them, but it still doesn't work for me.

Perhaps I just wasn't in the mood for the kind of film Crash is.
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