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I went to a double bill of this yesterday. 5 hours. Yum.
Part 1>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Part 2
I've read it doesn't have half the pace of the first instalement though, I'm guessing you agree with this? I thought Part 1 was tremendous.
was slightly sluggish to be honest. Oops!
It's one of the few occasions where I've been genuinely surprised that 2 hours have passed so quickly.
I thought it dragged a bit. It had so much detail to it. Too much preparation and not enough fighting!
We've still not seen Part 2, though I'm intrigued that he changed aspect ratios. Weird idea but I assume it makes stylistic sense.
Saw The Westler yesterday and that was really great.
i wouldn't pay to see part2. wait for the dvd. it was just... so 'meh' compared to the first.
Part 2 skips 8 years, i.e all of his time in power in Cuba and his forays into Congo and Venezuala, and just focuses on his time in Bolivia.
It has no context, as you have no idea why he's in Bolivia as it's skipped out his battles with Castro over revolution in Cuba vs revolution everywhere, and large chunks of the film aren't about him, but splinters of his groups that got seperated from him.
Nothing really happens, he just wanders around talking to peasants, then he gets killed.
Are you telling me not to see Part 2?
Che wander round Bolivia, chat to some peasants and then die.
i didn't even care that much when he did die.
How is it made by the man responsible for Ocean's 12?
I'm very interested to see Pt. 2 but Can't imagine enjoying it as much, probably just 2 hours sliding towards inevitable failure and stupid political mistakes.
I think that was Sex, Lies and Videotape.
Maybe I'm confusing him with someone else. It was all 20 odd years back.
And while I wouldn't say I enjoyed it as a film I find it reallyinteresting and it actually made a very good thematic counter part to Pt. 1. It very successfully, and perhaps unconsciously, demonstrates the inherent flaws in his method and understanding of revolution. You can’t just come to a country and paternalistically impose a revolution with a base of grassroots popular support.
I think without this perspective you could come away from Pt. 1 with a rose tinted view of Guevara without understanding that the success of the Cuban revolution was dependant on a number of particular factors that made Guerrilla tactics a legitimate means of revolution and the fact that ultimately these very methods sowed the seeds for the degeneration of the revolution.
I think I'm def swaying towards Milk now. I loved Part 1, but I'm pretty poor at the moment so one trip to the flicks is enough for me. Milk it is