J. Edgar review

Colega Dada a fost aseara la J. Edgar. Mai jos gasiti recenzia in limba enlgeza.

Tonight we went to see J. Edgar. Directed and produced by Clint Eastwood and starring my personal fav Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer and Naomi Watts, the plot centers on John Edgar Hoover, the first director of the FBI. He introduced forensic evidence and fingerprinting in the equation, so that crimes could be solved faster and better. Besides, he was paranoid with the communists wanting to occupy America, he couldn’t take any criticism and he was in love with a man. He was also a momma’s boy. He is so much alike Howard Hughes, on so many levels. He wipes his hands after shaking someone’s hand, he always listents to his mother and he disperately wants respect and recognition.

After The Aviator changed my perspective about films and performances, I was very excited to see mad man Leonardo again. But this wasn’t the case, oh no! I hated it. I hated everything about it. I wanted to love it so much, but I couldn’t.

Their performances are fake, they don’t relate to the characters and don’t seem to be able to give something back to the viewer. He was said to be a homosexual. No problem with that, but a fight between Hoover and lover Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer) is exaggerated and transformed into two different scenarios: one of two men fighting and one of a man and his little princess wife fighting. The performance of Mr. Hammer is very good, except for this specific scene. Leonardo doesn’t give the performance of his life, he already did that in The Aviator. He doesn’t seem to have studied the character very well or maybe other directions were given by the dictator that Clint Eastwood is.


Moving on to the set and scenery, we can clearly see the low tech that was used on this movie, compared to let’s say Boardwalk Empire, given that both are set in the same era. Also, J Edgar Hoover had indeed black eyes, but the contact lenses they had Leonardo wear were more appropriate for The Exorcism of Emily Rose, they made him look drugged, mad. The one thing they were actually good at were the costumes. They’re even used as a motif in the story.
I would reccomend it to anyone, in spite of what I just said, because it’s very interesting and has a great parallel between past and present. Anyways, J. Edgar is still a better love story than Twilight.

Nota: 7

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Rating: 8.5/10 (2 votes cast)
J. Edgar review, 8.5 out of 10 based on 2 ratings
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