Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Light Between Oceans - Movie Review

The Light Between Oceans, directed by Derek Cianfrance, tells the story of a man who, after fighting in the first world war, take a job managing a lighthouse, meets the woman of his dreams, and then makes some really bad decisions. Based on a best selling novel, the film features acting performances from Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Jack Thompson, and Anthony Hayes.

I really like Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander so, based on that, I was willing to give this film a chance. I wish I had noticed who the director was and what films he had previously made because I apparently am not a fan of his work. The Place Beyond the Pines is one of the most painful movies I have ever sat through, I did not care for Blue Valentine, and I would now put this movie right on that same level. The entire movie was slow, dull, uninteresting, devoid of any emotion, and had me struggling to stay awake the entire time. That's about all I have to say.

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