Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Dean Spanley

We went to see Dean Spanley last night. It was a bit slow-paced - the editing could have speeded things up - but I found it enjoyable. It's miles away from Toa Fraser's previous directorial outing (No 2), in which everything seemed to be almost on speed. The cast are superb, of course, as you'd expect from such a strong team, and the rather daft story is handled in such a way that it's almost believable. Even the ending, which most audience members would have seen coming a long way off, works effectively.
My only real quibble with it was that the photography had a slightly flat look to it, which meant that the actors sometimes merged partly into the background because the tonal range of the movie's design was all browns and other darker colours.
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