So did the ending make, like, any sense?
What, your memories of abandonment don’t lead you to do completely self-destructive and nonsensical things to protect other people’s manhood? That’s the code of the Foebs, from time immemorial, and I like it when I see it reflected in cinema.
Comment by foeb — October 7, 2007 @ 12:29 pm
How does the code of the Foebs get passed down, with all the abandonment?
Comment by matt w — October 7, 2007 @ 12:30 pm
Well, before my father walked in front of the bus in order to be saved by a sadsack passerby who would thereby be redeemed by heroism, but who unfortunately happened to get his zipper stuck at the crucial time and wasn’t looking at the bus, he looked me in the eye very seriously and said, “Foeb juni—” Splat. But I got his point all the same.
Comment by foeb — October 7, 2007 @ 12:38 pm
It made slightly more sense in the original (because it was a different kind of reality being depicted), but not that much more. But I thought the movie was still pretty good.
Comment by washerdreyer — October 7, 2007 @ 8:35 pm
It does sound more sensible.
I feel that, though the new one was well acted and had many other good elements, the ending making no sense was kind of a tragic flaw.
Comment by matt w — October 7, 2007 @ 9:40 pm
“sensible” s/b “sensical,” perhaps.
Comment by matt w — October 7, 2007 @ 9:41 pm
Also, does Christian Bale even try to limp? It seems like he runs as well as anyone else when he has to.
Comment by matt w — October 7, 2007 @ 9:42 pm
I’ve long thought that “3:10 to Yuma” was not one of John Cage’s best works, myself.
Comment by Ben — October 8, 2007 @ 3:04 am
The need for more than one leg in order to run and jump over roofs at high speed is really greatly exaggerated. Just fit a boot over the stump. Good to go.
Comment by foeb — October 8, 2007 @ 11:52 am
Bale seems like the kind of guy who might actually have a wooden leg fitted for the role. Though Russell Crowe seems to have out-Methoded him, as there were credits for the likes of “Personal assistant to Ben Wade”—who, considering the ending, should’ve asked for a very generous benefits package.
Comment by matt w — October 8, 2007 @ 7:09 pm
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