Friday, May 23, 2008
Excellent movie with an excellent leading man. Daniel Day-Lewis definitely proved he deserved the Oscar he won for his role as Daniel Plainview. He did such an amazing job with his performance...I mean everything right down to the movement of his mouth and the twinges and ticks and squinting, everything! Paul Dano did well as Eli Sunday, and he was so creepy and perfect for his part. Ciaran Hinds also has a supporting role, and I was so happy to see him again. He's one of my favorite actors. The movie wasn't slow-going, but it was slow in the beginning. It spanned several years in the early 20th century when everyone was on the quest for oil. I liked the story of the two main characters striving for wealth and power by the same means but for two very different goals. It was interesting to watch this movie develop and "finish"... I know the ending was kind of sickening, but I liked it and thought it was actually kind of funny. The ending really made the movie for me.
Posted by Angel