Sunday, April 16, 2006

Cold Mountain - A review

We watched this movie last night and once again I came away convinced that reading the book is a far more entertaining experience than watching the movie. Not that it wasn't a riveting was, and we were held captive to it for the entire 150+ minutes.

But in a movie, the violence is, well, it's violent. In a book, your imagination is sufficient. You don't need to be slapped in the face with it to know it...

The book was rich with language and this movie was short on riches. It relied on star power to make it a box office hit. I might have enjoyed it more if the actors had been "unknowns". I would give it 3 stars.

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