Saturday, July 13, 2002

ROAD TO PREDICTION. Some of this might be a spoiler for Road to Perdition starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman and Jude law. If you haven't seen it I suggest you read no further. I just got back from seeing the movie. It is, in my opinion, a really good movie. I suppose the in-your-face foreshadowing was done on purpose, but even without seeing the movie you can make some predictions. The one thing you're thinking when you're looking at the cast is absolutely true. Perhaps it is the reason they cast Tom Hanks. I sure hope he hasn't been typecast as the "Guy Who Dies" type because I'm tired of seeing his characters go. I was nonetheless fortunate. While I did forsee his demise, the fashion in which it comes in regards to the exact timing did surprise me. I did see Jude Law behind the oh-so-shiny glass, but I expected a one-liner before Tom Hanks did that thing he does, breaking our hearts into a million pieces....Nevermind, that's another movie. Speaking of Jude Law, I really liked his performance. I think I'm on to a pattern in the casting of messed up assassins in movies, but it will require more research. I'll be sure to post that when I can. All in all I think that watching the movie is well worth the time.