Ashdoc's movie review---Hummingbird/Redemption/ Crazy Joe

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Ashdoc's movie review---Hummingbird/Redemption/ Crazy Joe

Post by ashdoc on Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:28 pm

This is what the site spiritanimal.info has to say about hummmingbirds---

'' The hummingbird spirit animal symbolizes the enjoyment of life and lightness of being. Those who have the hummingbird as a totem are invited to enjoy the sweetness of life, lift up negativity wherever it creeps in and express love more fully in their daily endeavors. This fascinating bird is capable of the most amazing feats despite its small size, such as traveling great distances or being able to fly backwards. By affinity with the hummingbird, those who have this bird as totem may be encouraged to develop their adaptability and resiliency while keeping a playful and optimistic outlook. ''

Maybe thats why Jason Statham hallucinates about Hummingbirds in the movie of the same name.....

......For he's got a chance to redeem his wasted life when he accidently breaks into the house of a well off man after being chased by goons after a fight and finds the credit card of the owner of the house . He also finds out that he has the chance of free use of the house for several months as the owner is out of town and country for months....

Those months by the way , are exactly the months that the hummingbird makes its temporary appearance until it migrates to other parts....

And just like the hummingbird , Jason sojourn in the house he's occupied is temporary---only until the owner of the house comes back.....
And also temporary therefore is his lease on respectable life.....

For he's a Afghanistan war veteran ( a trained commando no less....) who has been scarred by his experience in the war and come back to Britain to live on the mean streets of inner city of London snorting drugs....

But Jason wants to believe that he is good man.....
.....And has the urge to justify his self image as one....
So he begins to spread his newly found money around among the poverty struck folks that desperately need help.....

And the more specific target of his largesse is a unconventionally good looking nun who has taken a liking to him.....
.....For she has a story of injustice in her own life too , of having had to commit a crime at a tender age and being forced to live a life of a nun for repentance---a life she did not choose....

Jason shamelessly admits his attraction for the nun when confronted with the situation of being forced to confess it.....
.....And he wants her to wear an attractive red dress when coming to meet him.....
......And he dreams of making torrid love to her on satin sheets....

His own conscience nags him for using another man's credit card and he decides to not use it and tries to find work....

However the only work a man like him can get is in the underworld , and the netherworld again sucks him in....

But his life is turned upside down when he learns that a woman ( not the nun ) he has formerly loved has been killed....

.....And Jason is determined to catch the killer....

So does he succeed in bringing the killer to book ??

And does he get to live his dream of making love to a lovely nun ??

But most importantly , does he get to use his temporary good fortune to turn around his life and do some good deeds ??

.....For he has a daughter somewhere who has dreamt of seeing photos of her father in respectable clothes as a respectable man.....

....And he actually dreams getting such photos taken and wants to personally hand them over to his daughter.....

Above all , does he manage to come out of it all really believing that he is a decent and honourable man as he would like himself to be ??

And will the audience believe that inspite of his bad habits and bad company Jason is a nice guy in the end ??

Watch the movie for that....

For Jason Statham has put a rare display of real acting and tried his best to convince us of his intentions....

Yeah , instead of a slam bang action movie what we have is a nicely slow paced film that goes a low on the action and more on emotion as Jason and his beautiful nun stalk London's dark underbelly.....

......And that underbelly shot at night forms the backdrop of Jason and his nun's attempt at redemption....

.....An attempt at redemption that at the end brings a lump in your throat.....

You really wished things hadn't finished the way they did....

But then , thats real life....

Verdict---At least I liked it....

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