Friday, April 06, 2012

F is for The Fall (#373)

Tarsem Singh is recently known for last year's Immortals and the first of this year's Snow White films, Mirror, Mirror, as well as historically known for The Cell, but his best film, his masterpiece, is The Fall (2008), a grand study of the power of redemption, an utterly breathtaking experience.  Anyone who's seen it raves about it, and it's the reason why he's suddenly released two films in two years, far above his average, which means Hollywood has definitely seen it.  Yes, Hollywood can recognize talent, too.  Think of this one as one of the most brilliant superhero movies ever made, or the modern swashbuckler, the new Princess Bride (without the jokes but with all of the heart), League of Extraordinary Gentlemen the way Alan Moore might have approved.  Whatever you have to tell yourself, just watch it.  The Fall is worthy of its legend.  You'll see why.

Star Trek bonus!

F is for Future Guy
(from Star Trek: Enterprise)
The shadowy figure at the heart of the heart of the Temporal Cold War, Future Guy manipulated Silik and the Suliban in the same way the Sphere-Builders did the Xindi in the magnificent third season of Enterprise.  A recurring plot during the four seasons of the show, the TCW was another element that frustrated the fans who bothered to watch, and was blown off in the two-part opener of the final season.  Yet this was the biggest missed opportunity of the early cancellation, since it was the most ambitious and consistently rewarding element of the show, demonstrating that the prequel concept had room to look far beyond anything we'd seen before.  Who exactly Future Guy was remained a mystery, which now stands as a testament to the work and the puzzle the series can now be considered.  (And as I said, augments that third season's significance.)

A-to-Z Challenge!


loverofwords said...

I'm in! (For the Fall).

Jenny said...

Fun A to Z. Sorry to say, I haven't seen The Fall...yet :-)

Sylvia Ney said...

What a wonderful array of topics you have covered for this challenge! New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.



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