Tuesday, January 18, 2005

The Aviator

Based on the fascinating life of Howard Hughes, The Aviator is more captivating than your average biopic.

It's also a pretty long film, but there were only a couple of parts that felt like they needed a bit of tighter editing.

Most of the performances are noteworthy (with the odd exception) and although this is a fairly biased account of his life it does spotlight Hughes' genius as well as his now more legendary eccentricities.

On the subject of the latter though, I'm not sure the 'it's all his mother's fault' isn't just a little bit lazy.

Phil, Sarah and myself all agreed that the film is far better than the trailers suggested.

Whereas watching the trailer for Star Wars III - Return of the Sith, I can't help but feel that in this case the final product will no doubt fail to live up to the promise of the preview.

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