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November 16, 2005

Derailed

This movie was fairly entertaining, either that or I've let my guard down on what passes for a decent movie because of a summer full of crappy movies. Derailed was decent but it squandered so many possible opportunities where suspense could've been built and wasn't.

I blame the director. It might have been a weak screenplay but there are other elements of the movie that point to poor direction. Not to give any of the movie away but at certain points the plausibility of the situation is tested and requires you to follow along a little too blindly without asking questions for too long.

The movie runs 127 minutes but feels rushed at many points, especially the near the end. Again I have to think this is the directors fault, spending too long on building up elements than he should've and not realizing it until late in the editing process. Maybe there will be a directors cut that fully flushes out the movie into what it could've been when it gets released on DVD

Posted by hypnobee at November 16, 2005 6:00 AM