Friday, August 5, 2011

Day 16

Hey! I thought I'd try posting another blog entry, seeing as I still have quite a few movies to review and what-not.

Day 16: Buried

First of all, I have to say that this movie is not for everyone. I consider myself to be only mildly claustrophobic, and I was uncomfortable at times. I vaguely recall seeing an ad for this movie one of the very few times I actually went to the theater to see something, but it never really stood out at me as something that I had to see. But then I started this project, and stumbled into the habit of watching Ryan Reynolds movies on Saturday, and I was running out of things to see. I can tell you right now, I am so glad I picked this movie. Ryan Reynolds is literally the only person in this movie who has screen time. He plays Paul Conroy, a contractor working in Iraq who has been kidnapped and buried alive for ransom money. The entire movie takes place in the coffin that he's been buried in, and we get to watch Paul try to figure out how he's going to escape. He's got a lighter, a pen and a cell phone with him in his underground prison. Obviously, I'm not going to tell you what happens, because I don't want to spoil the movie, but let me just tell you that the whole thing blew me away. I'm obviously a big Ryan Reynolds fan (seriously, marry me Ryan?) and it was such a treat to watch him in such an amazing role. Paul is miles away from the type of characters Ryan Reynolds usually plays, and in this case different is good.

I cannot properly express how much I loved this movie. I didn't hesitate to give it ★★★★★, and it deserves every single one of them.

There are a few 'teasers' out there, but I manged to find one of the trailers for you guys to watch, you can say 'thank you' now... Or, I guess you could just check out the trailer:

If you've seen Buried, please please please, tell me what you thought of it here in the comments. Just try not to spoil anything for people who haven't seen it.

P.S. In case you didn't notice, I've added the 'Pages' feature to this blog. That means that you can see all of my April movie reviews on their own separate page, just clink on the link right under the header!

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