DARKEST HOUR: What’s Up With Joe Wright

2nd full day back in America, 2nd movie: Darkest Hour.

So dull.

Self has seen Atonement, which made her cry buckets.

Not that she expects every Joe Wright to make her cry buckets, just that she likes movies to engage her emotions and this one didn’t.

Well, self did feel bad for the 4,000 British troops at Calais who were ordered to attack the advancing Germans, all to enable the main body of the British army to be evacuated from Dunkirk (almost 300,000 men)

Perhaps self was in a mood because she did not get to see I, Tonya.

Instead she got to watch Gary Oldman do Winston Churchill and his portrayal was rather baffling. Self had no idea that Churchill was such a bumbling, distracted man, whose only skill apparently was a penchant for rousing words and an ability to get the pulse of the British people.

He was a populist! Who would have thought!

The scene in the underground was very, very contrived.

Two stars, maybe?

Kudos nevertheless to Stephen Dillane for making her completely forget Stannis Baratheon in his portrayal of Churchill antagonist Viscount Halifax, and to Samuel West for still being Samuel West, and to Lily James for performing the role of ingenue/typist so flawlessly.

Someone started coughing loud in the last half hour or so of the movie, and a young woman yelled, from way across the theatre: Hey, would you do your coughing outside?

Which surprised self exceedingly because she didn’t notice any young people in the audience before the lights went down. But it is a very good thing to know that young people are interested in watching this movie that has absolutely no battle scenes (i.e.,  more spittle than blood).

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

One response to “DARKEST HOUR: What’s Up With Joe Wright”

  1. “Mystic Medicine”

    Reading can be a cure from boredom; this work consists of Short Stories, Haikus, Poems, and the Creative use of Foreign Language. I touch on a new mystery people are Researching named Astral Projection. I actually got the chance to sit down face to face with someone who claims that he has “Astral Projected” – The interview that I had with him is apart of the introduction of my Short Story “The mad hatter’s havoc” – a fanciful short story that has a moral to what the main character faces with Astral Projection.

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    Once upon a time,

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    “Magic Carp in Water”

    Carp in the water….

    fat from a carpet,

    the beauty that shows is

    far from a tarpit.


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