I was skimming through my movie collection this week to kill time and found these three movies which I had never seen before. Generally, before watching a movie, I read the plot summary in imdb, just to make sure that it’s worth my time and interest. But since my broadband had ditched me , I dived straight in. And out of the three I saw, two were really good while one ended in regret….deep regret!! Here are the movie reviews.
Chariots of Fire (1981) : This is a sports movie, based on two British sprinters trying to make it big in the 1924 Olympics, the physical and emotional struggles they face while they prepare and their ultimate triumph. The theme song from this movie has a really catchy tune and it was played repeatedly in the London Olympics 2012. If you watched Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and felt let down by the over-the-top dramatization and pathetic editing, then give this movie a try. It does not take the audience on a make-believe emotional ride, but is inspirational nevertheless, living up to the adage of “short and sweet”.
The Last King of Scotland (2006) : This movie is based on the regime of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, who became a household name for terror worldwide. The script weaves a fictional tale (loosely based on real life) set on the background of historical facts.A Scottish doctor who comes to Uganda to help the poor, becomes friends and then foes with Idi Amin, and narrowly escapes from the jaws of death. Now I had heard all kinds of horrible stories about Idi Amin(the jerk used to keep severed body parts in his fridge). Thankfully, the viewers are spared these gory details. The screenplay includes several violence scenes but little on human torture. Watch it, if you want to know more about Idi Amin.
Secretary (2002) : Now, this is the one I ended up regretting watching . This movie is about a young girl who is recently released from a mental hospital and who takes up a job as secretary in a law firm.Her relationship with her over bearing boss soon evolves into a typical Dominant Submissive Relationship, and that’s the underlying theme of the movie. Frankly, I had no idea where the movie was headed, until it was too late. I had a sick vomiting sensation for one whole day after watching this.However, if you are a fan of the Fifty Shades trilogy which has been on the best-sellers list for quite sometime now, then this movie will probably be worth your attention.