A plot twist would have been nice, but sadly nothing. I was barely able to keep myself from getting annoyed at the slow pace and morbid theme of this film. The story was good and there was some brilliant acting however the overall long winded plot from beginning to end was… well depressing. If they edited out all the slow scenes and added some twists and feel good, even comic moments I think they would have really had something special with this movie.
Brilliant acting, historical reference, slow pace, morbid theme. It’s hard to recommend a film that I didn’t enjoy, even though it was well executed with solid script, acting and direction.
What a sad miserable depressing story! There are no feel good moments in this movie, none. It starts off very slow, bleak, depressing and it stays that way. The whole film is about the destructive nature of an evil, bent, twisted and revengeful man and the pain he brings to those around him.
We watch the destructive nature of Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) a man who lusts for money and power. He calls himself an “oil man” and will stop at nothing to see his ambitions accomplished. Daniel becomes more “evil” and bent out of shape as he seemingly loses grip on reality and becomes possessed by greed, even to the point of killing people and disowning his adopted son.
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