Life has been busy in every area lately, so please forgive my very late posting of this topic. I realize it might actually be a bit pointless as I could probably have just made these comments in the voting topic, but I felt like doing it anyway as a kind of illusion of formality that gives me satisfaction.
The Inteview is in a catogory of films I have rated 10 stars, but like all the more becuase I came upon them without any prior awareness of the film or anythining about the film before I saw it. I took this film from the Library back when I used to go there and grab the maxium of 10 free DVDs at a time, and thus was not too discerning about what I took because I could always choose later which ones to watch. I can’t remember what drew me to The Interview. I don’t even remember what the synopsis was on the movie case. Maybe I was interested in Hugo Weaving who I’m sure I recognized whenever I saw it because it was probably after the Matrix was out and probably Lord of the Rings as well. Either way a film is naturaly a bit more loved by me when after I see it I felt like it should have been something I had heard of before.
The film satisfies so many things I find naturally curious.
1. The fear of the legal system to target an innocent person and to ironically put them in terrifying and unjust positions in the stated aim of justice. I’m also fascinated with all kinds of shows about courtroom drama, sentencing of innocent people, and wrongful arrests and detainment. You can view it as an abuse of power by the authorities, but what makes it extra terrifying is that this film shows that actually a lot of those investigators and legal authorities have the complete most sincere intentions of good. And their job is very difficult. To actually catch and prove the guilt of a real criminal, they are under a lot of stress and may actually need to use these techniques which are so terrifying.
2. Mysteries investigating and uncovering the details and motivations behind serial killers. The whole idea of trying to put together a psychological profile to determine a killer’s motivations is central to so many of these stories, but sometimes the admissions of motivations from the killers when they are caught at so empty that it’s chilling to those who are repulsed by it. How could someone kill so easily and without any apparent sense of guilt about the pain caused to others? What a strange psychology. What is in each of us that we share with these killers?
3. Small cast, limited locations, intense stakes, shor period of time. I love this stuff. And this is where the best acting comes out. Just look at 12 Angry Men. OK, some of the acting in this film isn’t the greatest, but Hugo Weaving’s performance is enough.
thanks for this riss. i just started watching the film so will read after!
Yay! I hope you enjoy it.