Friday, February 17, 2012
Themes, touch stones and other neat things...
Every movie has a theme. I don't want to give away any surprises, but I think this movie has the same type of theme as a lot of Clint Eastwood's greatest/latest movies seem to have.
I'm also curious as to what genre the critics will say it falls into. Is it a romance? Well yes it is. Is it sci-fi? Yes, it's that too. Action? Yep, got it. Is it funny? Strangely it has a lot of "fish out of water" humor as well as romantic comedy humor. That's the surface fun.
Then again, some of the best movies have some layers of symbolism and touchstones. A touchstone doesn't have to be something that someone actually touches (though sometimes they do because that has meaning to them.)
Instead, it might be an expression, an idea, a place or a thing that keeps popping up for a reason. This movie has those, for reasons and meanings that the audience must discover.