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Reviews Comments: There Will Be Boredom There Will Be Blood film/book review by mechachimera

To call this movie bad wouldn't be right, but quite frankly the film extends to 2 and a half hours, when only about 20% of that really felt both necessary AND worth watching. The last 15 minutes were pretty interesting and made for a great piece of filmwork. I would have been fine with that. The only problem is that apart from a very hard to like or relate to Daniel Day Lewis, the Movie's supporting cast isn't particularly strong, the film is set largely in oil country, which means very limited amounts of life to the scenery, and a long, long LONG film where so little seems to happen that I essentially had to watch it twice because I kept missing details in my boredom. It didn't help either. This film just isn't that interesting and any sense of "moral" provided certainly isn't shown through its crazy, selfish lead character. Watch the first and last 15 minutes, a part about midway through the film, so the Milkshake Scene has context, and you have a solid short film. But I did not enjoy this movie very much.


  • ALoudShoutyMan
  • 12th Aug 12
You're wrong and you're a grotesquely ugly freak.
  • Tomwithnonumbers
  • 12th Aug 12

Anyway I don't think it's fair to talk about the lead character being unrelatable or about morals because the story is meant to be one of those bad men do bad things and win but lose everything stories. But I agree it feels long and slow and pretty boring, I think it's meant for a different kind of people than me though
  • morninglight
  • 13th Aug 12
Hey, a Brass Eye reference in 2012!
  • longstreth
  • 14th Aug 12
I like There Will Be Blood but I don't love it. I always feel like Daniel Day-Lewis is overacting and that it's a bit too long for its own good. But the score is great (Johnny Greenwood ftw) and it's interesting to watch Plainview hit rock bottom—heh. Not my favourite film of 2007 but a pretty good one nonetheless.
  • ManwiththePlan
  • 23rd Aug 12
Boring you say? What about whenever Eli raised his voice? There's no way you could NOT be entertained by his screechy over-the-top hamminess!
  • longstreth
  • 24th Aug 12
Yeah, that baptism scene was very entertaining!
  • Tuckerscreator
  • 24th Aug 12
A lot of it is pretty spread out, though, or near the end of the film. The hammiest ones are already on Youtube.

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