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Domino

Posted by isilanes on July 28, 2006

Yesterday I watched Domino, a movie loosely based on the life of a bounty-hunter woman, played by Keira Knightley.

Where can I start describing the movie? Take a look at the IMDb review I link above for a good description. I agree to some extent with that review, in that the movie is like a videoclip/reality show mixture, and the video and music setup is… different. I didn’t like the brave use of the photography they do in the movie, with unfocused shots and a camera movement akin to that of a monkey on crack, but I have to admit it is well done.

The IMDb review says the movie is about attitudes and roles, not about a plot… sorry man, but a movie is a plot. Otherwise it is a videoclip, a documentary or whatever. When I watch a movie, I want a story to be told and understood by the audience. In this regard, Domino fails misserably. There is a story (I think), but one is hard pressed to follow it, not because it is complex, but because it is not well told. I believe it is not the director’s intention, either.

To summarize, a movie I can not recommend. Could make a better use of the action scenes, develop the plot more, and shoot the video more “conventionally”. But then, it would not be Domino.

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