A 23 year old Canadian nurse, aspiring author, and total nerd.
I follow back near everyone, as long as I don't find what they post offensive or seriously opposite to my taste.
I have no particular theme I stick to but expect YouTubers (Tobuscus, ApprenticeA, SourceFed & PhillyD, MattG124, Hannah Harto are amongst my favourites), cats, video game stuff, and anything I find particularly funny.
Favourite TV shows: Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Weeds, Doctor Who, Community, and Misfits, amongst many others.
Or was 12 Years a Slave not all it was cracked up to be? I watched it right after it won Best Picture, and didn’t find it all that fantastic. It certainly wasn’t bad… (excuse me switching between character and actor names in the next bits)
I had issues with the way some sounds were mixed (couldn’t hear Benedict Cumberbatch reading to his slaves, in both scenes he did, because of audio from previous scenes laid over for “effect” or whatever), and during the scene when Solomon fights against Paul Dano’s character it sounded like a goddamn Transformer was hanging around off-screen! I don’t know why that was in there but it totally ruined the mood of that scene for me. Did no one else notice that??
Also noteworthy; yes, I can see that Solomon is sad most of the movie. Really, really sad. Duh. But does the movie actually need countless, no-cut, 1-3 minute long clips where NOTHING HAPPENS? I’m all for awesome long shots; Gravity was one of my favourite movies last year. But when I’m sitting there going, “Okay, how much screen time needs to be wasted with this?” it totally ruins the mood and atmosphere of the film. It is very possible to have too much of a good thing. And for all the screen time they wasted on “Hey viewer, look at this sad face! LOOK AT IT!” there could have been far more of a sense of time passing than I felt there was. If it weren’t for the title of the movie itself, I would have thought Solomon was a slave for maaaaybe 3 years. 4-5 if I’m being generous.
Don’t get me totally wrong. I liked the characters, and the story. Everything was superbly acted. But there were many things I didn’t like, which means this is not a rewatchable movie to me.
Does anyone else feel like this or am I totally off base? Am I missing something?? Usually the films that win Best Picture I’m crazy for, but this one just left me feeling “meh.”
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