Saturday, October 22, 2016

Review GIRL ON A TRAIN

http://crimespreemag.com/the-girl-on-a-train-reviewed/

3 comments:

Richard Robinson said...

I guess I wonder why, if you didn't read the book, you had such "low expectations" going in, and if you had that feeling why you bothered to see it.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I had low expectations based on the reviews I had read in places like the NYT and THE NEW YORKER. Phil had liked the book and wanted to see it.

J F Norris said...

As much as I wanted to see this and only because of Emily Blunt I will pass. I've read nothing but negative reviews. Yours was kind compared to most of what I've read.

There is a way to tell a movie story from several points of view without resorting to voiceover narration. Look at PULP FICTION, for example, and how multiple POVs are used to tell essentially one involved overlapping story. Clearly the writer and director had no understanding of how to use POV visually. I have time and again said movies are all about telling a story with pictures and visuals. What happened to that part of this most interesting of art forms? I actually loathe voiceover in modern movies, even in private eye movies of the 30s and 40s where it occurs most often. Endless voiceover transforms the work into radio dram, not a movie.