April 30, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST
its a mess.
April 30, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST
Chiwetel should be the next James Bond.
April 30, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST
by Dreadlock Holmes
He is such an awesome actor.
April 30, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST
Ejiofor is a great actor, always looking forward to his work, and Redbelt looks especially good.
April 30, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST
But Serenity is misspelled in the headline and that really bugs me. I have issues.
April 30, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST
Just saying. It's in the title and all. It's not Serinity.
April 30, 2008, 11:51 a.m. CST
Was the best thing about the last episode of Extras with Ricky Gervais. Any fan of his needs to check it out, even though he was only in it for all of 20 seconds.
April 30, 2008, 11:58 a.m. CST
... and Chiwetel's "Operative" character was an unexpected pleasure. He's a bad guy who doesn't seem all that bad.
April 30, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST
Chew-it-tell Edge-oh-for. <BR><BR>Capone, you've also mistyped the name of Dirty, Pretty Things as Pretty, Dirty Things. <BR><BR>This is the second, at least, review where Capone has talked about an aspect of the film where the interviewee has shot him down with the response, "No, it's nothing like that at all." I love it when that happens. I think that was Martin McDonagh last time around. Speaking of which... <BR><BR>You had an interview with a big name British theatre circuit actor, and you didn't ask about Martin McDonagh? Jesus, after In Brughes, that's the first thing I'd ask about.
April 30, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST
In Bruges, not In Brughes.
April 30, 2008, 12:10 p.m. CST
But otherwise ... good interview, great actor.
April 30, 2008, 12:12 p.m. CST
yeah he was great, "can I throw some time of slop in her face? Because looking at her right now I'd more likely do that than pay her."
April 30, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST
Not only a great villian but a profoundly interesting one to boot. His evolution and eventual tranformation at the end of the film was both unexpected and moving.
April 30, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST
"I'm Clive Owen! That's mental!"
April 30, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST
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April 30, 2008, 5:51 p.m. CST
Chiwetel Ejiofor is seriously one of the greatest actors of our generation.
April 30, 2008, 9:48 p.m. CST
Cuz he kicked so much ass in that movie.
April 30, 2008, 10:33 p.m. CST
THANK YOU FOR CHILDREN OF MEN. Or your part in it.
April 30, 2008, 11:57 p.m. CST
It was a role good on paper, but absolutely turned great in execution. The metaphor for the great soldier blind to what he does due to strong belief in the righteousness of his cause has so rarely been done as well. His cold methodical, completely logical, and also cold-hearted way of hunting down Mal Reynolds was true to life. His turn from assurdness to complete dejection after finding out his pefectly socially-engineered society was a fraud, perpetrated by a same-as-the-usual government, was told squarely on Chiwetel's face. His sincerity of the apology at the end to Mal, was again all in Chiwetel's performance.
May 1, 2008, 4:28 a.m. CST
Where Chewitel Ejiofor plays Doctor Who in a series entirely written by Steven Moffat, and Jessica Stevenson is his companion. I would seriously sacrifice one of my toes to see that shit. Also, gotham_knight, I think you may have missed the point of the ending of Serenity. What happened to the Operative was worse than death, because if he'd just been killed he would have, in his own mind, died a righteous death. Instead, Mal took away everything he held dear and left him with nothing except his guilt, which has to pretty fucked up. But hey, it's all a matter of opinion dude. Whatever.
May 1, 2008, 6:54 a.m. CST
the problem with LOVE, ACTUALLY was that it had too many stories. I forgot Chiwetel was even in it. Oh, another problem was its crappiness
May 1, 2008, 7:47 a.m. CST
by spud mcspud
With you on that Doug - the sincerity of Chi's performance in SERENITY and the integrity of that character were what made him memorable. Mal Reynolds was a basically good guy who happened to do illegal things to keep food on his table and his ship in the sky - The Operative was basically also a very moral guy (don't know if you'd call him "good") who did what he did because he truly believed in it - and the way he was deflated, a ghost of his former self at the end of the movie, was easily the finest character moment in that film. That moment took that movie from great space movie to great movie - period. It wouldn't take a huge leap in imagination to imagine Chiwe's Operative becoming a similar man to Mal Reynolds a few years after SERENITY; it's the same character arc as Mal Reynolds. Moral, decent guy, upholds his own ideals, is shat on by his Government (in Mal's case, losing in the Unification War), and eventually comes to realise that the cause they fought for was a lie, and consequently they go on to support only themselves and those they care about. Chiwetel's performance put those nuances in there - I still love the reading of that line, "You won't. There is nothing left to see" after Mal warns the Operative that he had better not see him again.<P> Chiwetel is truly a class act, and any performance he gives is an absolute gift to his audience. gotham_knight, I think you're either joking, or COMPLETELY off base. Yes he kills people, some of whom may be innocent - you don't think Mal maybe gunned down the wrong people (ie innocents) during his career? Right and wrong are a lot more complex than you seem to think...
May 1, 2008, 11:09 a.m. CST
Loved it to pieces.
May 1, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST
Great last line spoken by The Operative. You can tell that there is a part of Mal that wants this man dead but also a small part of him that is sympathetic to The Operative and his awakening.
May 2, 2008, 6:38 a.m. CST
by spud mcspud
Certainly is a great line - and you kind of get the idea that Mal understands that leaving the Operative alive after showing him whiat his precious Alliance is REALLY doing is worse thatn just killing him. And I think Mal does feel a twinge of guilt over that... but not enough to stop him carrying on like he always does.<P> Morally ambiguous, conflicted anti-heroes... gotta love 'em!