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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

When i saw it in the theater i really liked it, so it was worth watching again to see if it was still as good as i thought it was. The first time i watched it again sometime a few weeks ago it didn't dazzle me as much as it did when i first saw it, and then when i watched it a second time i liked it much more. I"m not sure why it worked that way, but it did.

the surface level like of the film has to do with the well-written dialogue. The first exchange between slevin and the Boss's henchmen is pretty fantastic and sets the groundwork for the tone of the main character of slevin and how he interacts with a lot of the people involved.

the deeper level like of the film is how the Turning Point of the flim slowly makes the viewer realize how all of the pieces click together, and even after the Main Conflict is resolved, there are other pieces yet to unclick that give the film a relatively satisfying conclusion, albeit with a couple of small annoyances. What makes it fun to watch a few times over again is catching all of the pieces that click together throughout the movie at the time when they're not supposed to click, seeing how the film style and storytelling style leads up to the Turning Point and the resolution in a way that feels very successful.

The story itself is somewhat disturbing given how much it glorifies the anti-hero, but when it comes right down to it, it's just a Good Story crafted within a Good Film. It doesn't make my top five or maybe even top ten, but it's one of those movies that i would show or recommend to the right sort of audience.

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kitsuneracer
Jul. 8th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
Mmmm Josh Hartnett *drool*
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