I actually say it often, catholic mythology is truly a potent source of inspiration for very interesting fiction.
Firstly, I feel I have to defend Keanu Reeves as an actor. He may not portray the character the way readers of the comic book think he should be, and he may come off as his characters all having the same kind of temperance and attitude. Sure, he's not a method actor, but what he does is play characters whose actions speak…
Might argue the plot is predictable and done before, but to be honest it's so fucking well done.
Last times I watched this I thought the romantic subplot with Minnie Driver was unneccessary but now I see how important it is to Will's development.
Ben Affleck's role also crucial. He's the guy who finally turns Will around. The line he delivers at the construction yard is so well written. And I may have been convinced by Kevin Smith, but that…
First of all, I would encourage people curious about the movie to watch it as it's very difficult to review without mildly spoiling some unexpected bits.
Red State is extremely confrontational and somewhat disquieting. Some will say it changes focus and is unsure what kind of movie it wants to be, but I appreciated the unexpected turns and it kept me on my toes. Michael Parks delivered a minblowing performance, and I can't honestly say any other actors brought it…