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aw, stop picking on him...
on 2 April 2007
As many of the reviews here have stated, not a great deal happens in 'Last Days'. For fans of fast paced, action-led movies, you'd have more excitment in a coma, and if you're hoping for a big climactic ending involving a shotgun and Courtney Love, you'll also be disapointed. Whilst much has been made of the similarities between the movie's protaganist and the great Nirvana frontman, and they are many, the viewer should think of Cobain as being the inspiration behind the camera, not represented in front of it.
Many of the reviewers who awarded 'Last Days' with just a single star said that they spent the entire movie waiting for something to happen - I wonder, during this moment of anticipation did they once look up at the screen and notice the wonderful protrait of a man's isolation taking place infront of them? Whilst the Hollywood blockbusters we all enjoy munching our popcorn to are likened to rollercoasters, 'Last Days' is more like a gentle stroll by the canal. It's a slow burner, sensitively played and wonderfully shot. The overall tone of the film is melancholic to say the least however some of Blake's more surreal behaviour (two words: rifle and dress) punctuates the film with moments of stark comedy.
Perhaps this film isn't for everybody and I respect all the other reviews that have been posted, but please don't be put off by them. I'm not going to proclaim it a masterpiece like many of the critics (what consititutes a masterpiece anyway?) but I do think it's a wonderful film that deserves to be given a chance. 'Last Days' is a movie to loose youself in, to be hypnotised by; like drowning in a sea of tranquility (but drowning in a good way, obviously). And to all those people who spent the entire movie 'waiting' - the world won't stand still for you, wait too long for something to happen and life will pass you by. Enjoy the moment.