I felt as if I entered 'The Grey' when I stepped into the cinema allocated for the film's screening. The atmosphere changed the room into a torture chamber. It was silent, cold and above all, intense. I did not want to leave the theatre, for fear of missing out on the experience. Believe me, the movie catches you off guard, shoots through your expectations and leaves you struck with thrills, so overwhelming that you cannot help, but shiver instantaneously.
I have always found myself addicted to extremely gripping movies, in this case survival-action. So, before I go on, I want to leave the audience in anticipation, thereby not revealing all
Expecting a direction the mentors possess
Walking between walls closing in
The space in front of me a test...
To choose a path so limiting
What good is my view if I cannot see...
My thought palace of possibilities?
Maintain my independency
Until completing my degree
Fall upon this reality
With the credentials to keep me free
Yet I wonder if I will ever see...
Beyond the path before me
As with every psychological thriller, the audience can expect to see the unfolding of a daunting mystery, dangle in suspense when the protagonist reaches higher ground with the antagonist and finally confirm their own suspicions when the case is resolved.
After viewing the remake of Insomnia (2002), I am reluctant to watch the original 1997 version. That being said, I thought that the recent film (length of 118 minutes) remained true to the title, plot structure and quality acting from Al Pacino and Robin Williams, with the exception of Hilary Swank.
In a brief and concise summary, a homicide detective (Pacino) and his partner (Donovan) tra