|Director:||Paul Thomas Anderson|
|09.06.08||DVD|| You know... I saw this in theaters and left pretty mixed on it; picked up the DVD when it came out and watched the half hour of colors and music once, and pretty much forgot about it. Since seeing There Will Be Blood though, I started re-thinking my initial impressions of this movie. I mean, I remembered the cool weird color things, the interesting music... right? Maybe I was wrong and this is actually very interesting and fits nicely with all the other PT Anderson movies that I love.|
Well, nah. I enjoy the colors a lot, both in the "scopitones" and the costumes and set design, but there's a problem when the most interesting parts of the movie are the end credits and all the random lens flares (probably) inserted anywhere they can be. Problems with the pacing, chemistry, both main characters, plot, and lack of any real climax all bothered me a lot. I just couldn't get into it at all.