"The unexamined life is not worth living": Socrates,
Greek philosopher in Athens (469-399BCE),
as quoted in Plato: Dialogues, Apology 38a
Monday, June 1, 2015
Aloha: Monday, June 1, 2015
In future, I really must read the reviews before I go to see a film! Aloha, directed by Cameron Crowe, is another BAD movie. The trivial, unoriginal story is difficult to follow. The sound was poor, which made it worse as it was impossible to hear what was being said at times. Not that this really mattered, as all the soulful looks helped in understanding what was going on. John Karasinski played his part without speaking a word. There were subtitles to indicate what he was saying. Bradley Cooper proved himself to be a mind reader as he knew what Karasinski was conveying without words. I don't know what to say about the director other than to ask if he knew what he was doing? I had difficulty keeping my eyes open at times. The slow pace was reminiscent of holidays in Hawaii, but too soothing.
What a waste of a good cast! Bradley Cooper, with his lovely blue eyes, is such a joy to watch. Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams are fully competent. Bill Murray is always a delight, and I enjoy Alec Baldwin. John Karinski filled the part. I guess this was another case of all these actors needing the money.
Too bad! All the hard work and money that went into producing this film was wasted on me.