Aftermath: Possibly Schwarzeneggers Best Performance
Click here Arnie is back in possibly the best performance of his career.
Plot In A Paragraph: Two strangers’ lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash.
I really enjoyed it. I’d go so far as to say it’s safe as to say it’s the best Arnie led movie since his return for politics. It’s certainly his best performance. It’s a performance lots of people doubted he had in him. I love the big guy, but I’ve often thought he never really had any acting talent, and he got by on his charisma and surrounding himself with top talented directors. I think it says something that I thought his best performance was in Terminator 2, as a non human. Here he absolutely knocks it out of the park, he is superb and utterly heartbreaking! Scott McNairy is equally as good as The air traffic controller Jake Baonos. He certainly is not the villain of the peace. There was only one bad guy in the movie as far as I’m concerned and he was a smarmy lawyer played by to arrogant perfection by Kevin Zegers without an ounce of empathy in him.
If I have once complaint, it’s about the movies ending, which I one ruin here. All in all a compelling, well acted, well made movie. Give me thanks like this over yet another Fast & Furious or Transformers movie any day!! I hope this leads to more dramatic work for Arnie, as he shows here he has it in his locker to surprise people. I hope they take notice.
Aftermath: One of Arnold’s Best performances of his acting career
I’ve read the other reviews and they range in numerical rating from 1/10 to 10/10. Does that say a lot about the Film itself, or the people reviewing the film? I say with confidence, the latter.
First, I understand people from around the globe use IMDb as it’s the premier Movie information sight available on the net. However, please, if your going to write a review which the public will read to gauge whether or not to view a film, learn how to write with correct and coherent grammatical form. Much is lost if an opinion of the author does not know how to formulate a sentence….now that I’ve said that, on to the review.
In a nutshell, this is NOT a Schwarznegger superhero Conan the Barbarian type role for him. Nor does it resemble any of his early over the top massive budget roles in which his acting was never really anything to write home about.
This film however, depicts him in a real life situation of the most dreadful type. And I have to say I believe it to be one of, if not, the Best performance of his career. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen him in a role that encompasses pain, anguish, self awareness and love. He is believable and does a great job in conveying that role. Scoot Mcnairy does a fine job as well as the “so called” villain. Actually, there are no villains in this film. It is a tragic human interest movie and a trifle hard to watch. No spoilers here…..along with Schwarznegger producing this film, Darren Aranovsky did as well. For those who gave this film a terrible review, you are entitled to your opinion. That said, know this! Darren Aranovsky would not lend his name in ANY capacity to a film that he would view as garbage, as one reviewer called it.
My recommendation is to watch the film and see for yourself. It is by no means a “feel good” movie. It is a well put together film with a solid story to tell. IMO, whether or not an Arnold fan, it is worth the 90 minutes as it does what a good film should do….it moves you.