Review of Domino Blu-ray.
Tough one to review this. I thought Keira Knightley was reasonably well cast as the English bounty hunter Domino Harvey and, as has been previously mentioned, her very Englishness contrasts effectively with grizzled Yank Rourke and messed-up Latino Ramirez. The direction was quirky to say the least though. Tony Scott is clearly a big admirer of Tarentino and throws some elements of black humour into the heady mix of menace, shoot-outs, gore, drugs and sex. The Jerry Springer scene was a hoot but, other scenes, meant to be amusingm, fell rather flat. The sepia-tinted flashbacks, illustrating Knightley's narration, however, became a bit of a bore after a while and some of the action is so far-fetched as to be just plain silly. It's a bit too long as well. But, overall there's just about enough action and fun in here to keep you entertained and if the real Domino's life (who we see briefly as the end credits roll) was even remotely as this movie depicts, then she must have been one helluva woman.
Blu-ray presentation is pretty good, with very sharp image quality, a pumping soundtrack and some excellent surround-sound effects.
So, to summarise; Domino is stylish in parts, occasionally amusing and spectacular on a couple of occasions. Whilst it pales into insignificance compared with the likes of Pulp Fiction that it strives to emulate, it is still worth a look.