Balphy here with another movie review. As you all know Hereafter starring matt damon is out. I went to see it today and I must say it wasn’t what I expected. That in my opinion is a good thing. All round I would give the movie a 4/5. Why? Read on and I’ll tell you the story.
The movie is about 3 people who live in different worlds yet they have one thing in common; death. Due to an illness in his youth, George (Matt Damon) had to undergo a complicated surgery. At the end of the surgery he was a different person. It seems that during the surgery he died a few times. Now he is haunted and burdened by these visions. Later he realises what they are and thinks of it as a curse.
The other two characters are Marie Lele, a french talk show host who survives a Tsunami. I must say that the way they portrayed the tsunami it was breathtaking on the big screen and yet it was terrifying. I could almost picture myself standing there as the ocean flooded the shores and rushed at me. It seems that during the flood Marie dies for some time and experiences an interesting phenomenon.
Our third character is a young boy by the name of Marcus. Lucky for him he doesn’t die but rather his twin brother Jason dies.
The movie shows the journey of these three characters and how they come to accept who they are and cope with their experiences with death. Though it may sound boring I will say that it made me think.
I already believe in an after life and yet this movie put it in a different perspective. It showed how people take certain things for granted and yet they know that death fast approaches everything.
Clint Eastwood, director of Hereafter, does an amazing job in portraying his heroes in their lives. The suffering of a brother, the confusion of a curious reporter and the worries of a man gifted to ease others pain.
Some people cannot let go of the dead. Some don’t care enough. Others have had near death experiences. How do you fit in?