The Machinist (2004)

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Christian Bale sures does immerses himself in his characters’ roles for movies.  The Machinist is a great example of that, but it’s the only good thing I can pull out of these boring 102 minutes I endured.  Is Trevor Reznik paranoid, out of touch with reality, or is there something bigger to the picture?  There’s not even some ground or reason in suspecting that he might not be paranoid after all, so why go ahead and watch an entire movie about this crazy skinny guy?

Going back to Bale’s transformations for his characters, this was an unslightly one.  At times I couldn’t even watch him, he was so unhealthy looking.  I guess that was the point, but it was too much for me.

I just don’t like movies that so OBVIOUSLY try to jump on the bandwagon of trends and try to cash in on it (or at least try to come off as “original”).  Think Jacob’s Ladder, Fight Club, etc.  If a movie like that sounds interesting, then watch those. Not The Machinist.




~ by elizabeth on October 19, 2008.

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