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20 March 2011 @ 04:42 pm
Christopher and His Kind review + gif  

 
It's been a couple of weeks that I wanted to post my review for Christopher and His Kind and never got the time to write it!
As it's been broadcast in France and Germany first on Arte (a bilingual channel), I got the chance to watch it in my own language before the BBC decided to finally release it too... (for once we had things 1st! ^^)
 
 

It was not the thing that I waited for, maybe I waited too much out of it, but what surprised me was the difference between the beginning with its humouristic tone, very light hearted and funny, and the second very dark and all about war and not really about Christopher's story anymore, like it was another movie actually...

The most singnificant thing, and the result of this splitting sensation, is that I really got into the Christopher/Gaspard relationship, felt its angst and passion when what was supposed to be his main and most important relationship was not really heart wrenching or anything, we don't really get to know Heinz, it goes too fast and we don't see him enough to feel for him and even the way it's played: when they are separated and Heinz has to go back to Germany, it's like Christopher doesn't even care... (while we saw him craving for Gaspard), so yes, weird...
 

But overwhole it was nice and an honest production! It was great to see Matt Smith in something else than Doctor Who, we could still recognise his expressions/manierisms, really alienesque, the way he moves... :)

> Shallow things that I liked:
- Male on male action! :D
- Funny tone of the beginning of the movie,
- Boys, boys, boys!
- They mentioned E.M. Forster,
- The character of Jean Ross,
- MATT SMITH!
- Did I mentioned the male on male action?! ^^

So in conclusion, it was nice and good, even if it's not the best movie ever, the cast and particularly Matt Smith made it worth it! :)

> And I made some icons, posted here:
   
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Mmaikichelorrain on March 21st, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
Pour une fois que je regrette de ne pas avoir la télé =_=
Julie: DW - Eleven smile beachjulie_izumi on March 21st, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
Aww! Moi je l'avais raté à sa diffusion donc ça changeait pas grand chose, je me suis fais un rattrapage sur le Arte replay. :)
erynwen: smileerynwen on March 23rd, 2011 10:04 am (UTC)
(here via doctoreleven ^^)

I felt the same way about Chris/Gaspards relationship. I was waiting for them to finally realise they were made for each other. *gg* Heinz, on the other hand, felt a bit like a boy toy to me *shrugs*

Overall, it's quite good, even if it lacks a bit of characterisation when it comes to Heinz.
Kate: GUH MATT SMITHtasty_kate on March 23rd, 2011 12:03 pm (UTC)
I really got into the Christopher/Gaspard relationship, felt its angst and passion when what was supposed to be his main and most important relationship was not really heart wrenching or anything, we don't really get to know Heinz,

Agreed. And even what you said about it feeling like two different movies. I thought about it later and how it didn't feel like it had a strong story arch and how I felt like there was more to come. A snide part of my head went, "Well, it's a man's life, of course there were bits missing", but you know what I mean... right?

The man on man action was... well, worth the wait. :D:D
She of the Public Fangasms: Eleven/Rorydeathlyh7212007 on March 26th, 2011 04:36 am (UTC)
I just watched it.

Worth the wait. ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT.
Noblest Romana: Dr. Watsonmistressssnakey on April 5th, 2011 01:50 am (UTC)
So tempted to watch this now. :D
Julie: DW - Eleven smile beachjulie_izumi on April 6th, 2011 01:16 pm (UTC)
Watch it, watch it! ^^
Even if it's only for Matt! ;)