I can say that it made me a bit nauseous and dizzy watching it. With help from a nurse, the cab driver, a retired Stasi agent, and an academic friend, he tries to unravel what's going on. Set in a depressing Berlin covered by snow, always marked by the sad signs of a more or less distant past, a good photography gets to capture the overall gloomy atmosphere of the story and the mystery of a character whose vicissitudes seem as much incomprehensible as much needing some resolution, and an effective final twist as well. It gets tiresome that Hollywood always uses the generic 30-something year old actor with smashing abs who is tossed into a terrible situation. The two leading ladies also keep the entertainment level high, particularly January Jones of Mad Men fame who plays against type, as the loyal wife turned traitor.
The 1950s saw cinemas worldwide invaded by mutated monsters, creatures born of the atomic age. And as the adverts came around, Chris or Peter I think they took turns each week made watching these scary movies so much more fun. It's one thing to be told not to think too hard about what you're about to see, it's another to be helped enormously in that task by a skilled director employing equally skilled actors. While his wife checks into the hotel, he grabs a cab to return to the airport for his briefcase, left at the curb. There are lots of excellent reviews and information on this site that do this movie far more justice than I can. The car chase scenes in the movie will also keep the action buffs happy, although the black car driven by the assassin is a bit too corny to believe.
The director's done a very good job of creating the right mood and telling the story in such a way that the actors can do their work, unimpeded by unrealistic run ups to their scenes. It may have become a rather over-used plot devise, but it tends to work, in part because pieces of the puzzle can be thrown at the character without him understanding what it means. All the principals here are in top notch form and, though I enjoy trying to measure how much license was taken by a screenplay, this film never once made me feel cheated or resentful. Will the real Martin Harris please stand up? Bart Hughes has a pretty good life, a beautiful wife, a young son, a good job with promotion prospects, and a renovated brownstone in New York. Certainly not a masterpiece, but worth the ticket. Bart goes a bit bonkers trying to kill this rat, destroying most of his house in the process. There are some chases and fight scenes, but that is not the main focus.
There is no happiness in this film. Three forlorn teenagers, Chank-guk, Jihum and Eunok are figures in the landscape of this story, which highlights the global implications of a very Korean reality. The legacy of war remains today in this divided country. A stand-out performance is offered by Bruno Ganz and also Diane Kruger supports Neeson quite well. I guess if you really want to put an American in a harsh situation, have him lose his memory in a foreign country. Synopsis Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. The one thing I will note is that Liam Neeson is really showing his age.
So what else is new? Synopsis A biochemist and his dishy wife arrive in Berlin for a conference at which a scientist and his controversial Arab funder will announce breakthrough research. The movies were usually Christofer Lee or Vincent Price doing their various evil characters and of course, there were also sci-fi movies just like 'X The Unknown'. With help from a nurse, the cab driver, a retired Stasi agent, and an academic friend, he tries to unravel what's going on. Bruno Ganz as an aging former Stasi agent gives a stand-out performance and Diane Kruger supports Nieson without the usual Hollywood theme of girl following for hero. Is the answer in the briefcase? Royston recognises the injuries as the result of intense radiation and, after several more bizarre incidents, he develops a theory about a radioactive creature that has evolved beneath the Earth's crust, but which has now made its way to the surface. He goes to the hotel: his wife refuses to recognize him and another man has claimed his identity. I would not go out to buy this film and would not care to watch it again, but I am not saying it's a terrible film.
If someone is trying to kill you, maybe some emotion would be shown. With help from a nurse, the cab driver, a retired Stasi agent, and an academic friend, he tries to unravel what's going on. The movie's plot is focus and it is unique for it is unpredictable. This was followed by the loud whiny pitch which let us know that there was no more telly for the night and it was time for Britain to go to bed! Is the answer in the briefcase? Good cinematographyI particularly like the whole gray, dreary atmosphere that reflects the film's location's bleak weather. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive. Although the film features some fun creature effects towards the end and delivers one standout death scene at the half hour mark the victim's face melting down to the skull , X the Unknown has way too much padding in the form of dull scientific chit chat to make it anything other than an unremarkable time-waster.
British Army radiation drills at a remote Scottish base attract a subterranean, radioactive entity of unknown nature that vanishes, leaving two severely radiation-burned soldiers. Hammer Studios cashed in on the craze with X the Unknown, a rather insipid B-movie featuring a deadly primeval radioactive slime that predated Steve McQueen classic The Blob by two years. Synopsis A biochemist and his dishy wife arrive in Berlin for a conference at which a scientist and his controversial Arab funder will announce breakthrough research. The lives and stories of several citizens intertwine in this bleak and gritty flick. Maybe its because Nieson is old enough to be her father. It is nice to see an aging actor play an upper middle-aged man who has perhaps lost his mind while running away from people trying to kill him.
I don't really think either sex can really claim it entirely. When wife and kid leave for a vacation, Bart stays behind to work on a project that will earn him that promotion, unaware that a certain inhabitant of his basement has other plans for his time. While his wife checks into the hotel, he grabs a cab to return to the airport for his briefcase, left at the curb. The movie centers on the lives of rundown rural community of South Koreans who happen to live proximate to a U. Good suspense the sound mixers must've had a kick in adding emphasis on sound effects to startle the audience.
Adam Royston Dean Jagger is called in to lend his expertise. The copy of X I watched had a weird wave to the entire film that is hard explain. At some point, most assuredly near the end of the film, the tragedy is so overwhelming it becomes lugubrious. We are confused like Neeson's character and there are times we don't know if he will succeed. This movie made me feel as if I've just visited Berlin much more effectively than any other European based movie I can think of and that alone is worth the price of admission. It's not wavy lines though it.
Everyone is depressed and everyone has difficult problems to deal with, and those problems don't get solved, but rather get worse during the film. Not since The Sixth Sense has a movie given me such a surprise at its ending. . Every Friday night after the 'News At Ten', either Chris or Peter sometimes both would introduce a Hammer film which would take us through to the idiotic conversational bible class at about 12:30 in the morning. When wife and kid leave for a vacation, Bart stays behind to work on a project that will earn him that promotion, unaware that a certain inhabitant of his basement has other plans for his time.