Originally Posted by Rohirrim
As I have said to TJ many times on this site, we really need a smilie for something going totally over somebody's head.
There Will Be Blood was one of the most dismal, worthless, wastes of time ever put on film. The flattest plot line in film history: Main character starts out as a total a-hole, is a total a-hole through the entire film, and in the end, is the same, total a-hole. Two hours I'll never get back.
You are also "wired" in a strange way.
TWBB was a complex and subtle film. Notice how Clearview murders two people in cold blood and nobody seems to notice? Notice the illusion of dichotomy between him and the preacher? In the end they are exactly the same underneath. Notice how he begins a good guy and the monster within slowly emerges?
Brilliant stuff. A level of nuance and sophistication that NCFOM tries clumsily to achieve and fails miserably.