HEREAFTER [2010] movie review

December 31, 2011 · Print This Article

Clint Eastwood has directed and starred in one of my all-time favorite movies, UNFORGIVEN.  When I think, “how does a Man carry himself,” I picture an image of Eastwood.  One of the many reasons why, I, as a Man, never wear flip-flops, is because I cannot picture Clint wearing such preposterous footwear, therefore, neither do I.  HEREAFTER [2010] is not in that vein of movie, but it does possess some of Clint’s trademark filmmaking styles, complete with a score he penned himself that echoes that of UNFORGIVEN.  I had little expectation for HEREAFTER, not even sure if I should watch it.  My minimal expectations were exceeded, but only by a passable amount.

The opening natural disaster scene is pretty impressive.  That is where the action ends though and the movie takes on a reflective, somber tone.  Unfortunately the plot and plot devices remind too much of CRASH.  The movie is very obvious and how things come together at the end is barely satisfying and not at all surprising.


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