Friday, October 3, 2008

[Movie] Angel-A

I was a bit skeptical about the movie. Well, I think I always started out a bit skeptical for everything in black and white. If its not the artistic portrayal of Paris and the name Luc Besson on the DVD cover, I probably would have skipped this over any other movie.

But I was right, there's something about this movie. Luc Besson, well, let's go back a little bit before going to far. He's basically the man behind many great movies, you've probably watched the TAXI sequels, La Femme Nikita, Transporter, the most recent Taken, or my old favorite Leon (now that I've mentioned it, I'll do a review on this one too). However, in Angela, he seems to be directing toward something new. Exploring a new ground. Unlike previous movies, you won't find gunfights, bombs, fast-racing-car, etc. Instead, you'll get two person (I'll refer as The Man and The Girl) pretty much conversing for the whole movie.

Now, the kicks of the movie is the moment the two of them meet. The Man, having chased by all the debts and the problems he's made, decided to end his life by jumping off the bridge. So there he is standing on the edge only to find The Girl is a couple step away from him, about to do the same thing. When The Girl jumps off, The Man responded automatically, jumped off the bridge and helped The Girl. From that point forward, it starts to get pretty interesting. The Girl, wanted to repay the deed, pretty much helped and solved The Man's problem in an oh-so-many-unthinkable ways. And the best thing is that it doesn't stop there. The Girl goes as far as leading the crooked-piece-of-bum a.k.a The Man to finding value in himself, discovering the love that he never know he's been longing for, and finally, being able to love others in return.

IMDB might score this one 6.9, but I'll say it's a 8.1. Why? Because I can relate with the characters very well. Isn't The Guy pretty much the reflection of every-one of us? Humans and not just humans, broken-humans. Humans who through life and its ups and downs will eventually discover his true being, his purpose, finds love and then living life like never before. It is only when we acknowledge how fragile we are, only when we let The Almighty to take control of our life, reset us, that we discover beautiful things, and find more control of our future. Splendid.

Also, I really enjoy the movie now that many of the scenes are still familiar from my last trip to Paris couple months ago. I see Notre Dame, I see the bridges (in real life they are much dirtier though), the river walkway just across Eiffel, the Concorde area, and many more. Its even more beautiful in black and white. =)

I'm happi I'm back writing again. Please feel free to comment, click the like, or if you ever want the DVD, don't hesitate.


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