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I went to see it last night and was blown away by how good it was. Best film I've seen in a long time.
I think its by Giles Foden. It was like one of my favourite novels a few years ago. I'd imagine it translates really well to film.
were both brilliant in it, the script was superb, and it was directed very well indeed. Last half an hour or so was pretty intense, I really enjoyed it. Deserves all the awards it gets.
it does look alright tho
how the advert just shows him go :O
and then the big black guy say: 'You want to kill me!'
"THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND!"
he basically OWNZ this film.
Whitaker is mega scary.
Garrigan is a very unlikable character though...
Forest Whitaker's character.
But I also thought Garrigan was a very unsympathetic character.
of thousands, though.
He should have gone to Canada...
Anyone got a pirate copy they wanna lend me ?
I can afford the cinema but not the popcorn :o(
with people who eat in the cinema :)
But please tell me if I have any popcorn in my teeth :o)
Made me think; here is a film based around historical events in which the main character is fictional, yet it manages to be more realistic and accurate than films that are based on real people in events that actually happened!
It was stunning. I studied a bit of post colonial history at uni, have been to Tanzania, and once had a girlfriend whose grandfather was the highest ranked Asian in the civil service whom Amin imprisoned in the country and he had to smuggle himself and his family out, losing all their world possessions and wealth in the process. As such, I was greatly anticipating this film, and I didn't disappoint. I liked how it showed how easy it is for people to get swept away with dictators and the way they can control people through the force of their personality. I liked how it focused on the story (which was gripping) and make social points through that, unlike the Constant Gardener which tried to do both and failed (as well as being boring and patronising)
Forest Whittaker is also terrifyingly accurate as Amin. You know he learnt fluent Swahilli for the part? When I was there all I could ever manage was Jambo, mambo, habari, nzuri and asante sana!