The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
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Finally saw Seven Pounds tonight.

Wow.

I avoided spoilers, reviews, trailers, anything that might reveal the story beforehand, and I'm so glad I did.

Incredible story—very different, very well told—and all the better for just watching it unfold as Will Smith takes you along for the ride.

I was surprised to hear that there have been negative reviews (mainly about confusion (?!?) with the storyline). Must everything be spoonfed to audiences and critics now? There are hints all through the movie as to what's going on, and the 'why' of it too. By the end, you know everything, and there are no cop-outs along the way. How many movies can say that any more?

Though people talked a lot about Smith's performance in The Pursuit Of Happyness (which was excellent), the one that made an even bigger impression on me was in I Am Legend. The first half of that movie, which was solely Smith and a dog, really showed the kind of range he's built over the years—really solid, compelling stuff.

Seven Pounds is the culmination of it all. Just incredible.

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