July 13, 2015

I finally saw on Netflix (and in chunks) over the past few days the movie The Drop that you had seen at TIFF.   Can’t say that I was overly impressed with it.    I ended up watching it more to see Tom Hardy and his portrayal.   I saw him in Mad Max, and The Warrior where he played these “strong, silent types” much like more moody Ryan Gosling played in Drive and The Place Beyond the Pines (the latter being totally forgettable).    Also of course as Bane from Batman.

Here I found Hardy hard to hear and understand.    How can he become this mumbling guy with the thicker NY accent when can also play the sharp Brit accent guy from Inception.    The story was a simple one and has been told better by others , and it was predictable.   Dog lovers won’t like the pit bull story put forward, nor am I convinced that two thugs would be so enarmoured with a dog (although it in all likelihood is just an excuse to be difficult and settle and old score!).   Anyway, I couldn’t help but think that James Gandolfini could not be any heavier, as he was still smoking away.   Not a very healthy lifestyle.

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