I very much enjoy watching movies. I watch all sorts, and try to keep a pretty open mind… every movie is someoneâ€™s artistic vision and what not. My list of horrible-do-not-waste-your-time-or-money films is quite short… but OMG it definitely has a new addition.
I’ve been meaning to watch the movie Atonement for a while, and had the 2 hrs to spare before bed. I can stand Kira Knightly, and James McAvoy is defiantly easy on the eys… but OMG I cannot get over how incredibly horrible this movie was. I went in thinking it would be a dramatic love story, something gushy like The Notebook or at least somewhat romantic like Cold Mountainâ€¦ BUT NO. It was sooo slow, and did not nearly develop the relationship between the two main characters to have you even care/get past the fact that it was so slow. Hopefully I am not the only person who gets extremely upset when the trailers for the movie sets you up and the movie itself is completely different (example: Cast Away â€¦ oh that one makes me so mad too).
Atonement also had one of the worst conclusions in history, if it could even be called a conclusion. I learned in elementary school to never end a story in such a weak mannerâ€¦ because it leaves the audience angry and upset. Arrgg.
As the credits rolled, I tried my best to imagine the mindset of someone who could have liked this movieâ€¦ and I drew a blank. Geesh. Maybe someone out there could enlighten meâ€¦