Sunday, August 7, 2016

#579 The Heiress

The Heiress is about a young woman who falls in love with a man who only wants her for her money. It's very clear from the beginning that this is the case, considering how persistent he is about pursuing her. It is understandable how she falls in love with him so easily. He is very handsome and sweet, and she is not used to being an object of affection, especially considering that her father sees her as nothing but a disappointment. Even though I should have been agreeing with her father and wanting her to stay away from Morris, I ended up agreeing with her aunt and wanting everything to work out even though I knew he didn't love her. After she tells him that her father will disinherit her, it is really no surprise that he doesn't show up that night to elope with her, but it is still heartbreaking. I really wanted to believe that he did care for her even though he so obviously did not.
At the end of the movie, however, Catherine gets her revenge. Morris comes back a few years after her father dies and asks her to marry him. Catherine is no longer meek and shy, but has hardened after the harsh realities she has faced from realizing that neither her father nor the man she loved cared for her at all. She agrees to marry him, but when he shows up with the carriage like she thought he would years before, she bolts the door and goes upstairs while he is pounding on the door. Haha! Fuck you Morris!

#578 The Killer

The Killer is about an assassin with a soft spot for women and children, and a cop who has a soft spot for the assassin. The assassin accidentally blinds a singer during a shoot out and then accepts another job so that he can pay for an eye operation for her. Meanwhile he is being hunted down by men hired by his boss as well as a police officer who starts to respect him after he goes out of his way to save a little girl. The assassin and the cop spend the movie pointing guns at each other until they team up for a final shootout at a church with a bunch of doves flying around.
I'm not a big fan of shoot-em-up action movies, but I actually liked this movie. I liked all of the scenes of the assassin, cop, and singer together. Like the scene where they spend the whole time pointing guns and each other and subtly threatening each other while talking about soccer so that the singer didn't know what was going on.