Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Cinema Cycle - Maggie


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)
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DATE REVIEWED: 06/06/2017

TITLE: Maggie

FORMAT: Blu-Ray

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 44 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 21.7 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6874.2 miles

SYNOPSIS: A farmer must watch his daughter slowly die in a post apocalyptic world that has been decimated by a pandemic.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Depression, death, despair.  This is a dark, dark work.  

PROS AND CONS:  I am not quite sure what to make of this film.  It is well done, with cinematography and score that really set the mood.  Unfortunately, the mood is very depressing.  

About 20 minutes into the work, it dawned on me that this is just an updated Bergman film, dealing with human perception of and dealing with imminent death.  

Technically the film is very good and Arnold is very good as the lead character, but I can’t imagine what the target audience is, maybe those contemplating euthanasia?  


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.