Hollywoodland is good if a bit dark

October 10, 2006

I was pleasantly surprised if a bit shocked to see that Ben Affleck can actually act, showing sensitivity and vulnerability instead of being the invulnerable action pretty boy he usually plays. He may have just revived his career with this movie! Adrien Brody is great as always.

It was very interesting to see the various scenarios for George Reeve’s death. Brody’s detective work was intriguing. The movie projects an aura of despair and darkness that reflects the reality for most aspiring actors. We normally only see the glamorous lives of the lucky few who have made it. In a sense George Reeve had achieved success as Superman, but he could not deal with just being Superman. He wanted to achieve more, but that was no longer possible…

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