Coriolanus [REVIEW]

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With Wit, Reviewed By Kimmo Mustonenen

What?

Not 100% CGI?

No robot alien things?

Am I high (yes, I am)?

Then soldiers.  My brain screams – You are within the stuck times of “Battle: Los Angeles!”

The worst of fates that mine could be… to have.

But no.

Winter’s cold has made me for to shrivel (in my man place).

Summer is for the confrontation of the ear (and mind – or mindlessness).

Now is for brain flexing cinema.

Thanks, Odin.

Plot?  Sure!

An angry crowd in a clean-rehearsed choreography calls for bread of the armed military men guarding a bread factory (which makes bread).

A squad of soldiers with heavy artillery and camouflage uniforms (sharp!) stormed a housing estate and speaks in blank verse.

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Massive, violent and bloody, this film – and psychologically subtle and finely worked, not least thanks to the wonderful language of William Shakespeare (he speaks of English from his mouth-place worse than I – lucky for the press kit or in the wilderness my thoughts were straying).

Fiennes, who plays Coriolanus, the excellent and very nuanced itself, and especially Vanessa Redgrave as the mother of the hero know the language to use (English, but still not right – I still confuse my own thoughts) – but even the minor characters are occupied very solid.

How alive do these lines, the power and magic in the age-old phrases is, if only the right people interpret it (I pretend that it made sense to me – clever)!

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Fiennes has landed “Coriolanus” a really big throw.  Yes – THROW!

The story is told quickly: the Romans wage war against the Volscians (but not the same Volscians from “Star Trek”) – Coriolanus (heh), the Roman commander gains a bloody victory and to be in gratitude for consul.

Unfortunately, this little man of war, civil fine sense (? – what the hell, I will stop drinking), the common people is repugnant to him (they should bathe more often).  Thus arises as soon opposed his appointment and must Coriolanus into exile.

Here he teams up with former arch-enemy, the leader of the Volscians (Gerald Butler, not Leonard Nimoy – disappoint), and moves with him to Rome.

The insanity of war and the inability of a soldier to survive in peace, are the pillars of this tragic drama.  But the dialectic of hatred and admiration to homoerotic (no judgment) undertones between the two antagonists provides an additional voltage level (electric!).

Conclusion:  Two thumbs yelling “Yippee!  I’m not in the childish shit wallowing!” 

Warning – this will involve your thinking brain.  And your hearing ears.  It is not shit.  This is for brain-flexing.  Sweet, sweet relief!

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P.S.  Speaking of Star Trek Volscians, I must a joke:

How is the U.S.S. Enterprise like a wad of toilet paper?

They both wipe out Klingons around Uranus.

Or your Coriol-anus.

I laugh at this still.

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Comments

  1. Heavy G on January 20, 2012 at 12:13 pm said:

    It is Vulcans – retard.

  2. Jenkins on January 20, 2012 at 12:18 pm said:

    Is this movie actually getting released? It’s certainly not in St. Louis.

  3. cherbelle on January 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm said:

    I’ve never seen this performed…..of course, I live in Florida, where Shakespeare’s productions are usually the more popular comedies. Not complaining, just explaining.

    Coriolanus is perhaps one of the bloodiest and most violent of Shakespeare’s tragedies, and has been banned for obvious political reasons at specific times in surprising places.

  4. Salingers Ghost on January 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm said:

    Like a dull actor now,
    I have forgot my part, and I am out,
    Even to a full disgrace.

  5. “Go, get you home, you fragments!”
    Used often by Otto Von Bismarck, as it was his favorite Shakespearean quote, as reported in “Bismarck and the Development of Germany.”

  6. TRIPLE BBB on January 26, 2012 at 9:23 pm said:

    More of your conversation would infect my brain.
    (2.1.91)

  7. pgtipsonfilms on January 30, 2012 at 5:46 am said:

    Great review and well written. Have a read at my review,

    http://pgtipsonfilms.com/2012/01/30/review-coriolanus-15/

    What do you think?

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