Prawn Crackers and A Movie Mull

Friday, May 8, 2009

Prawn Crackers and a Movie Mull

Right now, I’m chewing greedily on some prawn crackers that are addictive I can’t stop pawing on them. One packet after another and it makes me calm too. I don’t know why, it just is.

Anyways, this post is going to be different, as I am going to write whimsically, without any purpose for the purpose of purely indulgent compulsive no purposefulness. Few days have been like I am doing things, writing on articles, rewriting, and reading and back again, and again and again.

My life has been kind of just Off lately, or is it just my thoughts about it I really don’t know. If I said I know, that I should know the solution. But I don’t, so let me off okay?

It is interesting to just be, and then when that stops being interesting, I start getting restless and complain. So, I won’t really much bother you about the complaints because, the nature of complaints are very depressing and basically negative all around.

Oh I watched Vicky Christina Barcelona finally after keeping the digital waste of space for quite some time on my RAM limited PC. First off, the music background throughout the movie that was used was alright at the beginning then slowly mildly started to annoy me ever so slightly. Come on, after the second half of the movie I was more interested on the content. Not the intermittent bouts of cringing music that I needed to tone off.

The content of the movie was intriguing. I was skeptical about the whole movie at first after having read the complete summary of what the movie was about when I missed the spoiler warning. But as the movie went along, and the characters of Vicky and Christina began to unfold in front of my eyes, revealing their unique individual personalities out in the open, I was taken in.

Oh I did not find that Juan Antonio interesting at all. It is funny that the movie can actually focus on such a disturbing lame character of the man, transforming him into a kind of artsy free thinking hunk of a major love or lust interest. He disturbed me really. He wanted to ‘spend’ some time with both Vicky and Christina because he was attracted to both of them. Then his crazy Spanish blabbering wife came to stay with him and Christina at his house, he was then naturally attracted to her again.

After Christina changed her mind about the whole threesome kind of relationship thingy and left, Maria Elena (crazy beautiful x-wife of Juan) also left which left Juan Antonio suddenly attracted to Vicky,(he found out from Vicky’s aunt that she was still in love with him) that he began to make a move on her too.

What the hell is wrong with him? Don’t get me wrong or say I am sexist. At first I was only focused on the weird impulsive patterns of the woman roles in the movie. But then, I realized, the movie did not even center on the emotional complexities of the male lead, Juan Antonio. He seemed to be hanging around, talking in his interesting Spanish accent to women while still musing over the memories of his beloved Maria Elena, and ending up seducing these women and his x-wife too for a short while.

To me, the portrayal of Juan Antonio’s character was meant to be simplistic. Like he was just a side character, an uninhibited Casanova whose actions were in the lines of what to be expected. You don’t hate him and you don’t love him either. The women seemed to not know what they want and ended up where they had started from in the beginning.

It is one of those movies where you just want to mull over the personalities in it, to try and make sense, but in the end you don’t get much. Except for the imitation of real life drama it has which seems to me to be shouting along these lines: WOMAN..WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WANT EXACTLY?!

And MAN? Oh he knows what he wants and he gets them? I don’t know; tell me what do you think then?

I’ll give the movie 5 out of 10. That’s it.

shanaz@RS | 4:51 AM | Labels:

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