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4 stories into 1: What a fun! Come see the glory...of FISH STORY!
on 1 August 2010
There are four things that make a good movie: a solid story (which always should have a twist inside), great visuals, perfect acting and some flawless direction. Fish Story contains all of that, but is not just good, it's ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!
The first scene shows us a weird guy in a wheelchair driving through a deserted town while a meteor is getting closer to earth. Films who start like that can't let you down at all. With the story set in 4 different time zones, the movie has never any boring moment. Every segment stands on its own and ends with the first half of a cliffhanger ending. The last part of each ending is explained (and linked) in the final minutes of the film. When you watch those pieces coming together at the end, it simply leaves you breathless!
Another plus point is the title song (and its highly entertaining story incorporated in this film). I listened to a lot of punk rock but this track is totally awesome! It begins with an unlikely soft ballad intro (which creates a great atmosphere) and then shifts into powerful punk rock action. The silent part in the middle is NOT ruining the song but is giving it more depth. And last but not least the lyrics: they are absolutely outstanding, almost philosophical and require repeated listenings to fully understand them.
Third Window's 25th DVD release is a worthy anniversary title that fits extremely well with the company's other masterpiece movies. If you don't buy that, you'll miss a lot of thrills! 5 Stars.