Wednesday, May 18, 2016
I thought that the look of this film was very cool, and that the use of lighting and colors made it look like an Italian painting from that time period. I'm guessing it was the director's intent to make the film look like a Caravaggio painting. Since the only Caravaggio paintings I've seen are in this film, I can't really say if that is the case or not.
My one major criticism about this movie is that I don't think it spent enough time on the relationships between Caravaggio and Sean Bean as well as Caravaggio and Lena. At the end when he is extremely upset about her death, and when Sean Bean's character reveals that he killed her in the name of love, both events seem out of nowhere. Up until that moment, I didn't think that Sean Bean's character even cared about Caravaggio. I thought that he was just pretending to be interested to make Lena jealous. I also want to mention how damn good looking Sean Bean is in this movie. Every time he was on screen I couldn't take my eyes off of him.