Thursday, 30 December 2010

Remember Me - Film Review

We all know Robert Pattinson (main star of the film); some may refer to him as R.Patz. Oh no, yet another abbreviation the media like to give certain celebs.  Don’t even get me started on Jedward.

‘Remember Me’, an appropriate title as I won’t be forgetting the film in a hurry – for good reasons! The best film I’ve seen this year, okay so I’ve only watched three – and although Alice in Wonderland was amazing, the storyline was already known, blonde haired girl falls down a hole, follows a white rabbit and meets a mad hatter (or Johnny Depp to the rest of us), so I already knew it would be good – however this film with good ol’ R.Patz (oh no I’m doing it now – we’ll refer to him as Robert) I didn’t think would be good or bad, I had no idea, the trailer looked good so I thought, why not, let’s hope it’s a good un’. Oh and it didn’t fail to impress.

When I see Robert in the Twilight series I think, ‘Yes, he plays a good character’ ... HOWEVER, when I see him in a film such as this one, and the diverse and in depth character he plays I think ‘You’re so much better than Twilight’, okay so he might not think that, he probably loves playing a very white sparkly vampire (I wouldn’t turn him down) but Remember Me shows an actor that can capture the hearts of the audience and make them cry. In a good way. Yes I cried, but shh, it’ll ruin my reputation ;) Oh and don’t get me wrong, I’m not dissing Twilight saying he can’t capture the hearts (oh no, I bet I’ve offended the Edward fans now) I’m simply stating that for me, he did it 10 times better in this film than any of his others – although I think I cried when he died in Harry Potter (again, TELL NO ONE)

The reason for my crying in this recent film, the ending which I shall not give away – I ain’t no spoiler – the ending was such a shock, it’s not hard to understand or too deep or anything – everyone would understand what was happening, but the main reason is there were no clear clues to the ending. You know those films – the ones where it’s REALLY obvious what’s going to happen, even by a trailer you think, oh those two will end up together living happily ever after. Some of those are good, but this was different, I gasped when I found out what was happening, when it clicked! This film focused on the lives of Taylor Hawkins (Robert Pattinson) & Ally Craig (Emilie de Ravin) who fall madly in love (it’s quite lovely really) but nothing’s perfect and things go wrong. Well like any relationship. The audience will smile at their cute little romantic gestures, baking her a cake, having a water fight in the kitchen & making her kiss him – it’s the kinda stuff that pulls on your heart strings and makes you want something like that. Their relationship goes up and down, as does their relationships with their family and friends – and then, nearing the end, everything seems lovely and perfect like nothing can go wrong, and that’s when the sweet violin type music starts playing – the type where you think ‘Oh no something is going to go wrong’, what, we have no clue, we’re only told about one second before...

But that’s all I can say, if you haven’t seen it, you’ll just have to, to find out what happens. If you have seen it then you know what happens, and will probably be nodding along thinking, ‘YES I KNOW WHAT HAPPENS, I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT EITHER’... unless you’re some kind of scary psychic or just VERY good at guessing what happens in films! Oh just to warn you, it’s not technically a happy ending, well in some ways it is, it has a good moral to the story – with the tagline to the film being ‘Live in the Moments’ – which I fully live by.

All in all, Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin capture the love of two young New Yorkers who aren’t looking for love it just kinda happens. I KNOW it’s only a story, but stories are good, I’m rather looking forward to meeting my Robert (well he might not be very good at the romantic stuff in real life)
 I honestly think everyone should go see it, well when I say everyone, not those ANNOYING people that complain about romance and anything Robert Pattinson is involved in – you lot can piss off ... the other people, the COOL people that have open minds and don’t always love a chick flick happy ending. Oh and agree with the quote:

“Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it’s very important that you do it, because nobody else will’

Now if you say ‘YES’ and nod along with this quote – watch the film.
If you’re not in the above group, just don’t even bother alright ;)

Well it must’ve been good; I shed a tear and I’m still thinking about it a day later. Oh and taking my Mum to see it in a few weeks, yes to watch it again – well it must’ve been bloody good if I’m paying to see it twice ;)

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