Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Rescue Dawn Preview

Another Christian Bale flick I can't miss.

Christian Bale is just one of those actors who's always in movies that catch my eye. He just has good taste when it comes to picking his roles and manages to keep it fresh, not sticking to one genre or type of character. His next movie out here in North America is Werner Herzog's Rescue Dawn.

Before I ramble anymore about this, check out the trailer HERE.

While this movie doesn't hold the initial appeal that some of Bale's recent work has gotten out of me at first glance, such as Christopher Nolan's The Prestige or Harsh Times, it still looks great. I have no doubt that Werner Herzog, a director who deserves an Oscar, has done a great job with this film and that he'll capture the feeling of a prisoner of war perfectly while keeping the Vietnamese viewpoint authentic and true. Herzog also has an eye for landscapes, often deciding to fill his films with minutes of landscape footage. I'm sure that this will really help establish Vietnam as a character in the film.

Now, I've heard that Bale lost a ton of weight for this picture as he did with El Maquinista (The Machinist) and that, as usual, he really committed himself to the role. I've also heard that Steve Zahn (Riding in Cars With Boys) does an EXCELLENT job. I can't wait to see them both in these roles for myself in a month or so.

Speaking of release dates, Rescue Dawn has been out in some theatres for quite some time but releases wide on March 30th, 2007. I'll post a review as soon as I see it.


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