Movie Monday: Defiance

The Movie: Defiance
Seen On: Thursday 2/5 At: Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek With: Dale & Ben
Who’s In It: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber
In 100 Words: “Defiance” tells the story of the Bielski brothers, part of a Jewish family living in Belorussia during WWII. After their family is killed, the four brothers end up hiding in the woods on the run from Germans. The whole first 90 minutes of the movie is somehow slow and yet still attempts to cram a lot into a small space: food shortage, growing numbers of refugees, creating community, conflicting opinions, rescue missions, hookups in the woods, and something about the Red Army. What? Exactly. But you get to stare at Liev Schreiber and Daniel Craig, and then everything blows up.
It’s Kind Of Like: Red Dawn meets Uprising and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves? I guess.
Running Time: 2 hours, 17 minutes. Feels Like: Almost 3 hours.
Favorite Quote: “Nothing is impossible. What we have done is impossible.”
Sucker Punch Count: At least 5, plus one sucker-shooting.
How It Changed My Life: I’m now completely sure that I will never set my time machine to Belorussia in 1941.
I’d Recommend This Movie For: People with more patience than me; Historians and sociologists; People who can suppress the urge to yell “WOLVERINES!” in a crowded theater.
Final Rating: 2 1/2 Awesomes (Out of 5). Meh.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. insomniaclolita
    Feb 09, 2009 @ 19:11:00

    That bad, isn’t it? lucky I said no when my bro wanted to watch it with me the other day. I might be pissed too.

    Reply

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