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April 11, 2010

Defendor

Filed under: Film — David Jenkins @ 5:44 pm
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Add an ImageThere are very few films that I enjoy. If a film isn’t entertaining, it is a waste of time as far as I am concerned; if it isn’t entertaining and it contains a pretentious message, it deserves to be loathed – I loathed Avatar. If a film is entertaining and it manages to convey a message while avoiding the expected leftist Hollywood tendentiousness and my son – who is a film enthusiast – likes it, there must be something in it.

I watched Defendor a few nights ago: it is a modernised cross between Cervantes’ Don Quixote and Dostoevsky’s The Idiot. Not as good as reading either book, of course, but worth a look if you have an idle couple of hours. The director, Peter Stebbings, is Canadian and the town that our hero is defending is a thinly disguised Hamilton – a steel town not far from where I live which, from some angles, resembles Mordor.

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  1. In response to David’s comment. I enjoyed the movie, well, the humor in it I enjoyed. There were several aspects of the movie that were nothing more than a sign of the times. The girl in the movie who’s name I don’t remember was smoking crack out of a real stem. My point to that is the next time a child goes in a store and sees a “pen” or “rose” they will know it’s a stem. Not to mention she was a prostitute and he was mocking the mentally disabled. Plus, there was hidden slander. Again, I find it a little humorous that people seem to look past all the filth in movies just to have a laugh. I included.

    Comment by Lee — April 23, 2010 @ 1:35 pm


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