A History of Violence

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  1. Chris

    Chris metalguitarist.org Forum MVP

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    http://www.reel.com/movie.asp?MID=118429

    Not bad. 3 :yesway:'s out of 5.

    Action scenes are pretty good, a little gorey, but LOTR-dude owns it up. Plot is thin, and there is a LOT of dramatic pause :)mad:) but all in all worth renting.
     
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    I liked it better than 3/5, maybe 4/5 or at least 3.7/5. I liked the pace of the story, it was kind of Godfather-esque. Long dramatic parts with everyday family stuff, then a gorefest, then back to drama.

    The plot had some depth, but not the best, it was kind of a simple movie, but in a nice easily-digested way. I'd rather have this than gaping plot holes (Aeon Flux or High Tension, anyone?)

    I still think it could have been done better, though.
     
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    LOTR-dude's brother at the end was the shittiest mob boss ever though. :lol:
     
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    Yeah, he was a pansy.

    LOTR-dude's name is Viggo Mortensen
     
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    Chris metalguitarist.org Forum MVP

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    Yeah I know, but calling him LOTR-dude is funnier. :)

    "LOTR dude can bang his hot wife on the stairs, even when she is mad at him, because he is LOTR-dude."
     
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    True :agreed:
     
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    LOTR-dude has made about 7 albums with Buckethead.

    they're weird :)
     
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    Yeah, people banging on toasters and talking. I listened once about a quarter of the way through, then I gave up. I'm a huge Buckethead fan, so I thought I'd love it…but it was even too weird for me.
     
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    I thought A History of Violence was at least a 4 out of 5. Very good movie, maybe just short of excellent.
     
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    :lol: really?
     
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    ^ yeah, i've got a couple of them. really weird stuff, but if you're in the mood for some weird, artsy-poetic type sounds, it works :)
     
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    Excellent film to be honest. I don't think the plot is thin at all though, it's just that it's a far more character driven film.
     

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