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Che: Part One

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:08 pm
by Mike Strutter
Going to see this first part tonight , it looks a cracker ....

In 1956, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara (Benicio Del Toro) and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista. :yippee: :yippee:

Che: Part One

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:26 pm
by ghostgirl
I fancy seeing this as well, how did it go buddy?

Che: Part One

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:25 pm
by Mike Strutter
ghostgirl
It was outstanding what a remarkable fantastic guy he was ... seeing next part next week

If you had lived closer we could of gone together ..;)

Che: Part One

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:59 pm
by ghostgirl
I would have enjoyed that Mikey, and also the beer and discussion afterwards no doubt - I haven't seen any footage yet, nor does there seem to be a screening in my area yet, but I can always talk to my guy at work and see if a copy can be... er, aquired ;) ;)

Che: Part One

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:10 pm
by Mike Strutter
ghostgirl
Its subtitled an 2hr 15min long ......

Amazing guy was Che ....
here is good review .....
Che: Part One felt very complete and fulfilling. I found myself looking at Ernesto "Che" Guevara as a very well rounded person. Not as an ideological self fulfilling man but as an articulate man with thought out rational decisions as well as a man with many useful talents.

The acting of the cast all around was very good but Benicio Del Toro took the movie by storm but he did this in a very subtle way. His performance displayed how Che's spirit was able to superseded the hardships faced in the Cuban Revolution. It did not display any brutality or recklessness but a devotion to a cause. Del Toro's perforations was that worthy of an Oscar nomination but I don't think Che Guervara cared to much about awards.

The directing by Steven Soderbergh was visually stunning at times with much of the scenes shot in the forest. What kept the movie upbeat though were the scenes of Che in New York giving interviews and addressing the U.N. It added an extra layer to the film allowing you to see another side of Che. The side in which he shows his political and speaking abilities. The writing was very good with the dialog always keeping you engrossed. The music, though not much of it, was very good and stayed within rhythm of the rest of the film.

Overall the film succeeds in showing Che as a well rounded man never developing into oversimplified or unnecessarily complex portrayal of a man. The movie was very accurate and refused to take on a role of being inspiring or Hollywoodish which I enjoyed. The only problem with the film I had was that it seems to have a little too much of a feel of a war film rather than a biopic. Still I highly recommend this film.

Yeah that beer an chat would of been coolies ;)