As a child, Roman Polanski roamed the streets of Poland during the Holocaust. He survived when his father pushed him through a barbed wire fence. His mother died, and he has said the only thing that will bring closure to that pain is his own death. It is for these reasons that The Pianist is one of the most personal films ever made. It is another in a long line of Holocaust films, but it finds a new way to…
A solid effort here and a huge improvement over Roland Emmerich's 1998 version. Not enough Godzilla or Bryan Cranston for me, and none of the remaining characters made much of an impression. Effects were good, though this is the kind of movie I don't imagine I'll get the itch to watch again for quite some time.