Started watching not knowing what it was about or who was in it. Was very pleasantly surprised by Bryan Cranston and Ron Perlman. It's like mixing two of my favorite shows together. Oh joyous (Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy if you're TV illiterate :P) day.
I can see why some would not enjoy this movie but I thought the slow scenes had A LOT going on despite no dialogue, or rather slowly delivered dialogue at most. The "fast" scenes, not just the driving, were amazingly intense. I loved it.
Good movie? Definitely. The next best thing? No.
☠ "You can do a hundred things right, but it takes only one mistake to destroy everything." ☠
I try not to spoil the movie or any of the scenes during the movie but it’s hard not to point them out as they truly make this movie amazing. Lee Byung-hun’s (GI Joe, I Saw the Devil) character was dull, cold, self-focused, but incredibly human. Bittersweet Life depicts a Korean enforcer who is tasked to watch over his Boss’s squeeze....annnnnnd you…
☠ "Nothing to say?" "Not with a gun on me." "Is that a principle?" "A habit." ☠
It's hard to judge these older gems since I'm so used to movies that were built on movies like these and have gone much further in terms of depth and complexity. However, all modern dramas and thrillers aside, Le Samourai was really a nice movie that had a calm, dangerous and classy feeling all going at once. It felt slow paced, but still…