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A very good movie

Back in 1995, I saw ‘Dead Man’ in the movie theater and I was completely blown away by the whole thing. Indeed, I never saw anything similar before, it was indeed the first movie directed by Jim Jarmusch that I had the pleasure to see and it became instantly one of my all-time favorites. So, when Jarmusch finally came up with a new directing effort 4 long years later, of course, I got really excited by the damned thing and I saw it as well in the movie theater when it was released. Eventually, even though it wasn’t a complete home-run like ‘Dead Man’ was, it was still a fascinating feature. What impressed me the most is how completely different it was from his previous directing effort. What they did have in common though is that those 2 movies both had an amazing soundtrack and, this time, Jarmusch worked with the RZA, the leader of the Wu Tang Clan, who delivered here a mesmerizing hip-hop sound. To play the title character, they went for Forest Whitaker who easily delivered one of his best performances. Anyway, basically, the whole thing was some kind of really weird mix including ancient Asian philosophy (especially ‘The Art of War’), the mob and some Hip-Hop on top of that. Eventually, this mix made this tale really intriguing but also borderline non-sensical preventing the whole thing from becoming really amazing. To conclude, even though it might not be a masterpiece, it still loved the damned thing and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Jim Jarmusch’s work.          

Added by johanlefourbe
3 years ago on 1 April 2016 13:51