Fog and Elizabethtown Movie Reviews
Elizabethtown and The Fog make me think of A History Of Violence. Elizabethtown is the iconic Americana. The Fog has a history of violence.
a feel-good movie that may end up making you feel more than just
feel-good. You will feel
better because you thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Within the “iconic-ness” of the movie there is the funny dark
humor. When Orlando Bloom
describes to his boss, Alec Baldwin, how he wanted to fall out of the
plane--that was funny. The
exercise bike scene is funny. The
son screaming is funny. The
last shebang during “Freebird” is funny. The seat-belted urn is funny. The road trip makes you think of the road trips and vacations
you’ve taken. The dust from
the iconic father is thrown at different, iconic places in the country. But then, it is “only dust in the wind.”
The opposite of this is The Fog. There are lesser chances of going wrong when Tom Welling is
filling up the screen. If you
are not a fan of horror, you can probably do without all the zombie
scenes. But if you like
seeing these, feast your eyes, especially at the latter scenes.
To me, what’s even
more scary than seeing the zombie faces is when the camera shoots the back
of someone and then pans quickly to show who is behind. That is scary, when joined in with appropriate, scary music. The movie does this enough to make its genre proud.
The premise, again,
makes me think of A History Of Violence. If you are a believer that everyone and everything is connected to
some kind of violence in the past, then you may see yourself living in The
Fog’s town of Antonio Bay. If
you don’t see this connection, then you may see yourself living in a
place similar to Elizabethtown.
Whether you prefer
things to be connected or disconnected, at least you can then make the
choice to live in Antonio Bay or Elizabethtown. Whatever natural consequences will follow.