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The Fighter

January 16, 2011

It’s that time of year again. Award season. Golden Globe later tonight. Oscars later next month. So, there are always lots of good films to watch around this time of year.

The Fighter is nominated for six Golden Globes and that should speak for itself. I’m not going to argue against it because it was great. I enjoyed it, I laughed and I cried.

It had all the essences a good film has to have and probably a little bit more than I would normally demand. Great story, some humour, some romance, action and a lot of drama. Great actors too of course.

Christian Bale was outstanding as Dicky Eklund, a former boxer turned trainer and it would really surprise me if he doesn’t win anything. Mark Wahlberg on the other hand, as Dicky’s half-brother, boxer Micky Ward, was good but was he great?

We will all know by tomorrow. The two actresses, Amy Adams as Micky’s girlfriend Charlene and Melissa Leo as the boys’ mother are also up for nomination.

I won’t stay up watching. Where I live it will be broadcast at 2 a.m. And I’m not one to watch the ceremonies anyway. I just want to know who won.

So, The Fighter is another boxing film and for some reason I like boxing when it’s in a film. Not that much otherwise.

Recently I read that they wanted to organise a fight between Mark Wahlberg and Will Smith. Micky Ward and Muhammad Ali. I don’t know if they going forward with it but that could be interesting to watch.

By the way, The Fighter is based on a true story. Ali was too. And so are many of the films that get nominated for those big fancy awards.

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January 30, 2010

Right, so it took a while for me to bring myself down to the cinema to see this film. First, I’m not into science fiction. Second, I’m not one to fall for peer pressure but this time I did. Haven’t seen any of the Ring films or Star Wars and only bits of a few Bond films. Third, 3D!!!

I had to find out what the hype was about. I hadn’t heard anything negative about it and then it won a/a few Golden Globes and it’s been nominated for Oscars.

Of course, I watched it in 3D, no point in having to say I didn’t when people ask if I did. I wasn’t too impressed by the 3D effects though. I thought I was supposed to feel like I was being a part of the film, at least  little bit. Disappointed. I had a much better 3D experience at Disney World.

Converted to science fiction, no! There will always be unanswered questions in my head with science fiction. So, looking passed this fact it was kind of nice to fantasise about the peaceful world of the Avatars. Flying on your own dragon. Glowing trees.

Still, I really enjoyed the film and found it worthwhile because of its story. How sad, selfish and ignorant human beings can be, thinking they’re in a superior position trying to force their ways onto strangers. People are just so scared disrespectful of the unknown. At least some kind of reality. But then I had read somewhere, James Cameron, the writer and director, saying the film was about people.

So is 3D now here to stay? The trailers were all in 3D and I remember watching some weekend morning shows on telly in 3D, didn’t have the special glasses but if I did it would’ve been in 3D. I did take a look behind me in the theatre  what the future may look like, an audience all wearing funny glasses. And then we’ll be wearing them at home, and if going to friends, make sure to bring the glasses or it all be a big blur.