"Black Butterfly": reviews of the movie, actors
In the folklore of many nationalities of our vastthe planet black butterfly has a special mystical meaning, it is considered a harbinger of major setbacks and even a sudden, imminent death. Not surprisingly, the thriller "Black Butterfly" immediately attracts the attention of fans of the genre. At the same time, most watching movies "Black Butterfly" reviews about the film left contradictory. The tape has its fans and at the same time skeptical viewers.
It is no coincidence that the thriller Black Butterfly reviews aboutthe film was positioned as an unsuccessful remake of the French television tape of 2008, in which the main role was performed by the magnificent and terrifying Erik Cantona. The fact is that for the director Brian Goodman, known in the film industry as an ex-actor in the background, the thriller is only the second author's full-length project. Perhaps, due to lack of proper experience, the director could not give the tape a wide-screen sweep and gloss. In general, according to the evaluation of cinematographers, nothing new to the creators in the genre could be demonstrated, but on the whole it turned out to be fun. Therefore, the "Black Butterfly" reviews about the film critics received skeptical and rating IMDb: 6.00.
A promising cocktail
The first attempt at Hollywood adaptationFrench thriller is considered the beginning of the production of the tape in 2011, when the creators for the role of the key character was invited to Nicolas Cage. But the production of the tape was suspended. And only years later, Mark Friedman, Justin Stanley and Brian Goodman created a creative tandem in order to twirl on the screen a rigid whirlpool in which the hunter and the victim would constantly change places for a modest 93 minutes of timekeeping.
Cocktail of intrigue, author's creative frillsand the mysterious protagonist with obsessive-compulsive disorder - this is undoubtedly a favorable, though not unique, element for a promising psychological thriller. But after the release of the "Black Butterfly" tape, reviews of the film by spectators and critics were full of statements that the creators could not properly mix the ingredients.
The difference between the original and the remake
Corresponding to the status of the remake, "Black Butterfly"(2017) repeats the French tape with little adaptations. For example, the action is transferred from the Alps to the mountainous state of Colorado, the mysterious stranger who stood up for the protagonist's defense is younger in comparison with his prototype, and the authors more gently represent the maniac: his list of victims is reduced from eight to four. Otherwise, the Hollywood "Black Butterfly" (reviews about the film especially emphasize this fact) does not shine with a specific ingenuity, because the original ribbon beautifully placed accents and painted characters.
In contrast to the skeptical evaluation of specialists,the picture "Black Butterfly" reviews about the movie the audience received more positive. Mostly because the creators involved in the production of actors all known, which, undoubtedly, draws a thriller. Antonio Banderos, though slightly enraged and overgrown with stubble, is extremely persuasive in the image of the writer Paul. Despite the fact that the last time the star of the first magnitude vegetates on the margins of the vtoroplanovyh roles, in the project of Brian Goodman saves the action of his proprietary mimicry. It is felt that the creators made a bet in the first place on it. Definitely his participation was decorated with the film Banderos.
"Black Butterfly" reviews supportive alsoIt earned thanks to the skill of Jonathan Reese Myers, who played the role of a mysterious stranger. Although, according to film critics, the actor does not look very much like a guy picked up on the sidelines, he is too aristocratic and refined. His Jack looks like he does not hitchhike around the Rocky Mountains, but just visited a barbershop.
A good company for men is PiperPerabo, who sometimes overacts, as if competing with more experienced on-screen team-mates. Pleasantly surprising is the cameo of the famous independent visionary Abel Ferrara, who loves to participate in individual film projects as an actor.
A certain symptom
According to the assessment of filmmakers, the main troublethriller is that the director could not cope with the rhythm of the development of the plot. During the viewing, it seems that the director can not keep the main secret for more than the first third of the film. The intrigue opens prematurely, and then begins a depressing imitation of stormy activity, more like author's panic, and the action turns into a real confusion. This fact can not but cause vexation, because in the original film the creators managed to collect all the gloom accumulating in the characters, and ejaculate it with a saturated stream in the culminating quarter of an hour's time.
In the Hollywood version, the thriller is like no onea symptom. The authors, without hesitation, borrowed topics that had successfully frightened the audience more than a dozen times: the fear of singles, random fellow travelers, waggons and their brutal truck drivers and everything away from civilization. As the reviews on the film say, "Black Butterfly" has collected all the genre stamps of the thriller about the torturer and the victims. As a result, the ragged rhythm and weak attempt to adapt once-shot scenario turned thriller about a writer looking for incentives for creativity in danger, into an ordinary film for cable TV.
All of the above clearly does not show the picturebeyond the slightly baffling, but mostly B-movie movie, while the spectator's interest is still warming up. Yes, and the charismatic Antonio Banderas, extremely convincingly depicting the writer-alcoholic, once again proves that the talent is not to drink. In general, to watch the thriller before the final credits is not at all difficult, if not to take to heart the author's surprise in the form of a finale-matryoshka immediately from two twists. Despite the attacks of movie experts, "Black Butterfly" - the film is not hopelessly stupid, able to keep a respectful distance from mediocrity, suitable for at least one-time viewing.
By the way, the insect mentioned in the name has almost nothing to do with it. Black butterfly in B. Goodman's cinema is a tattoo on the back of the hero Jonathan Reese-Myers.