Seven Pounds

Sunday, March 8, 2009

I know it was premiered in USA last year but then it was premiered in Malaysia last month on 26th. I watched this movie. Frankly, it is kind of boring. The reason why I watch this movie, first thing first because of Will Smith. For me, he is one of the actors who always get to play good role in a movie or should I say he only chose the best role? I watched him in "I am Legend", "I-Robot"; "The Pursuit of Happiness" and other movies and he never failed to connect me with his character. He is one of the good actors. Secondly, I read Rosario’s interview in a magazine. She said she tried all her best to make sure that she’s going to be part of this film. She auditioned for Emily’s role and when she got it, she studied the character so much including went to see a patient who has heart condition just like Emily. However, after seeing this movie my level of satisfaction is lower than usual. Maybe because this movie is quite slow and I do not really understand the plot. I do not see the climax of this story. Will portrayed as Ben Thomas, a man who is clouded by his past mistake and wants to make amends by helping completely seven strangers. He was the one who killed seven people including his fiancée in a car crash. I do not really get the idea of how he wanted to commit suicide and give his vital organs to these people. As for me, I do not think it’s a good idea to commit suicide just because you’re guilt-ridden. But I do agree that this movie touched my heart because it is very sad. Eventually Ben fell in love with Emily who has severe heart condition. He decided as her condition worsened, he will make the donation right afterward. In the end, I actually noticed two funny things in this movie. One is that when Ben committed suicide, he went to the bathtub and let himself stung by a jellyfish. As far as I know, if we were stung by a jellyfish, our organs are not fit for the transplant as it is a poison. How did he donors his heart for a heart transplant? Then, eye transplant only replace the cornea not the iris. The question is how did the blind guy (forgot his name) changed his eye color to brown when his eyes is actually in blue color. I think these are basic knowledge where you do not even need to do research. Perhaps the director has reason to do so.

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