Friday, February 7, 2014

Franklyn (2008)

Director: Gerald McMorrow

Writer: Gerald McMorrow

Composer: Joby Talbot

Starring: Eva Green, Ryan Phillippe, Sam Riley, Bernard Hill, James Faulkner, Stephen Walters, Art Malik, Susannah York, Richard Coyle, Kika Markham

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Reality hasn't got a prayer.

Plot: Preest is a masked vigilante detective, searching for his nemesis on the streets of Meanwhile City, a monolithic fantasy metropolis ruthlessly governed by faith and religious fervor. Esser is a broken man, searching for his wayward son amongst the rough streets of London's homeless. Milo is a heartbroken thirty-something desperately trying to find a way back to the purity of first love. Emilia is a beautiful art student; her suicidal art projects are becoming increasingly more complex and deadly.

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Nice flick and one I had never heard of.  Pretty much all the way around everything works.  It's a good looking picture with good performances and a seemingly complex story but then if you pay attention, it all starts to make sense toward the end.  I thought about it after it was over and it wasn't as complicated as I initially imagined.  It's just not as compelling as I would have liked it which means I'm likely not to watch it again.  Still, it's got a good look and an interesting story that should appeal to a lot of genre fans. Check it out.

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