Jane Got a Gun

Jane Got a Gun. My review…

 
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Since Dazza recently gave his opinion of the movie, and taking advantage of the fact that the film was finally released this weekend in my country, I will dare to give my humble opinion about the film 🙂

The truth is that it is easy to criticize this film: it has a slow pace, almost no action in ninety percent of the movie, and the story is nothing new (the umpteenth western siege, where the protagonists expect the arrival of the ” bad guys “to massacre them) ….

… But nevertheless, it has entertained me. It is not a perfect film, far from it. The story lacks verve, and numerous production problems are noticed, especially in the inclusion of some flashbacks … and the lack of thrust villain (embodied however with conviction by Ewan McGregor). Clearly they had to wring the brain so that the absence is not noticed (the actor could not join the shooting until the very end of it); although Gavin O’Connor takes some pretty good decisions to hide this fact (his appearances in flashbacks are quite good, and the fact resolve the final siege from the point of view of Jane, Dan and Bill, inside the house it is very smart … but unfortunately that does lose showmanship to the scene.

Actually, this movie is an intimate drama, wrapped in the makings of a western. A drama about loss, the value of the strength and the courage to stand up to adversity. Jane’s character is a woman dragged by the events of her life, who has the chance to finally stand up and face everything to protect her family. A woman who believed losing the man she loves, found another honest man who had the courage to protect her, and that after years of false comfort, is doomed to face the demons of her past …. all with the help of the man who loved, lost and broken by war, and finally will have the opportunity to redeem himself next to her.

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Gallery Updates

  I was hoping to have some Jane Got a Gun screen captures for you guys this evening, but unfortunately that looks like it's not going to work out. :(…

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Dazza Reviews JGAG

 
As you know, I’ve just arrived back in Berlin, and during the mind-numbing flight over I had the opportunity to finally catch Jane Got A Gun. Expectations were low. The troubled production didn’t phase me too much, as sometimes magic can be found by flying by the seat of your pants, but the shrugging reviews certainly didn’t have me expecting the next Heat.

On the positive side, it’s pretty entertaining and I quite enjoyed seeing Natalie play something of a bad ass. There’s still plenty of desperation in the performance, like one of the better flashback scenes, but Jane is one tough cookie.

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Sunday tidbits

 
And here’s a new ration of Sunday tidbits for all you guys.

It seems that Natalie has participated, along other actors like Meryl Streep or Philip Seymour-Hoffman, in a short documentary named “Starring Austin Pendlenton”. It will be presented in April at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, and this is its trailer (with a brief appearance of her at the end):

The USA theatrical release of the Natalie latest film, Jane Got a Gun, could not be more unnoticed. Fortunately, the release on Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy will be next month, so those who have not had the opportunity to see it in cinema are in luck:

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Jane VFX Reel

  Unfortunately, Jane Got a Gun, the western starring Natalie, Joel Edgerton and Ewan McGregor, hasn´t had the box office success we expected in the USA. Many of us still…

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Sunday Tidbits

  Happy Valentine's Day everyone! To celebrate, here's a round of "sunday tidbits" for all you guys. -The big news of the week was undoubtedly Natalie incorporating the cast of…

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