Perfect Sense (2011) Film Review

perfect sense

Ooooh. What an idea. The world is suffering from some kind of a plague that affects everyone, sweeping across the world in huge waves. It begins with a wave of euphoria followed by loss of the sense of smell. People were confused, but quickly recovered. But when the next wave passed through, and the next, and people lost more of their senses, the world changed. Suddenly and totally. The film is told from the perspective of Susan (Eva Green) and Michael (Ewan McGregor) who meet and fall in love amongst all of this drama.

At first, I thought it was going to be one of those films where, despite some fairly major events, it feels like nothing happens. There are lots of long, slow and quite beautiful shots with dramatic music, and I was enjoying this enough, but wasn’t sure that I’d get through a whole film. And then things started to go crazy, and it became just fantastic. Quite confronting. Almost depressing. But genuinely excellent; I want everyone to see this film. Still, I’ve really got to stop watching films and reading books about the end of the world. It’s not healthy for my head space.


Dark Shadows (2012) Film Review


Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) was part of a powerful family back two hundred years ago, only then a witch, Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green) killed his parents, caused his true love to walk of a cliff and turned him into a vampire, burying him deep in the forest. Present day, Barnabas has been dug up accidentally and discovers his relatives living in the house his father built, but they are on the down and down. It is up to Barnabus to bring their fortunes back.

This is yet another film that I’ve avoided for a long time because I’d heard so many poor things about it. About Tim Burton having lost his touch, making stranger and stranger films with his wife, Helena Bonham Carter and actor favourite Johnny Depp. I really enjoyed it. It was fun, it was stylish and it had an excellent cast of top actors doing good stuff.