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Not for the Vanilla Sky fan...,
This review is from: Open Your Eyes [DVD] (DVD)
As a fan of the film Vanilla Sky I decided to buy this and give it a go. After all this is the film Vanilla Sky was based on.
The film allowed me to appreciate two key points:
- How heavily Vanilla Sky copied Abre Los Ojos/Open your eyes
- How much of a better job Cameron Crow done with Vanilla Sky
The film is certainly not bad. I enjoy the storyline a lot, understandably. However I feel Vanilla Sky makes much more of an impact emotionally and psychologically. Whether this is down to the better acting or direction I am unsure, maybe it's a combination of the two?
The small changes in the story line made in Vanilla Sky make it much better. It could be said I am not a Tom Cruise fan, but his portrayal of a rich city slicker in Vanilla Sky is more convincing than Eduardo Noriega is in Abre Los Ojos.
In summary, if you are a Vanilla Sky fan looking to watch the source of inspiration of the film, I would suggest you don't. If you ignore the fact Vanilla Sky exists, the film is an interesting concept, fantastic as an original, but in execution I would rate it as average.
I hope my comments make sense. I make a point of not being a film critic (everyone has different tastes, so I see little point) so this is purely just a comparison between two films.
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Initial post: 13 May 2010 12:57:52 BDT
Justice Peace says:
It is a far better movie than Vanilla Sky...
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