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Re: Léon: The Professional (1994)
« on: May 11, 2012, 05:32:24 am »
It's the relationship between Leon and Mathilda that really makes this work for me. It's more character-driven than an all out 'Action" flick. If you were to compare it to other movies that have a lot of action beats in it, then yes, it may seem a bit underwhelming. But it's the slow buildup to the ending that makes it more effective and fulfilling than a movie that has a thousand body bags in it. I just think that Leon is such a cool character. Sure, the Killer-with-a-conscious isn't new, but Jean's performance is the best at portraying a man trying to give his life meaning, in a job he wishes he never started doing.

Don't watch the movie like it's a Michael Bay film with explosions and fancy camera moves. Just take the movie in and you will 'get' what it means to watch a classic film with great writing and without all that superfluous  b u l l s h i t  that permeates most films of this genre.

And to answer your question. Yes, it's way better than Taxi Driver, Seven and even Madonna's Truth Or Dare. For real, dude.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2012, 05:56:16 am by Chiprocks1 »
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