Wednesday, March 17, 2010



Simon Merrells: Ben Talbot
Benicio Del Toro: his brother Lawrence, a Shakespearean theatre actor
Emily Blunt: Ben's fiancée Gwen Conliffe
Anthony Hopkins: Ben and Lawrence’s father Sir John Talbot
Hugo Weaving: Scotland Yard Inspector Francis Aberline
and others no doubt

Full Disclosure:
As I’ve said in my bio, I am not a fan of horror movies and would not under normal conditions contemplate for a moment going to see one. But recently I was in a bit of a bind: I had already walked out on one movie so my planned movie viewing schedule was cut short. Not wanting to return home fighting the rush-hour traffic I considered my alternatives. From the movie poster I knew there were some good actors in this film and it was promoted as a remake of a classic. So I said “why not check it out?”

I stayed about an hour, long enough to know just why I don’t like horror movies: your eyes and ears are assaulted with replusive images and loud unexpected noises. All the while you’re sitting there on edge waiting for something to happen. And it does.

This is not my idea of a fun time.

for bloody horror violence and gore. (And they ain’t kiddin’.)

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