This is the first time I know of some movie or series that is original from Spain. Usually they dub movies into Spanish, but this time, the series is originally from Spain, and bought by an USA company for an adaptation. Interesting.
Anyway, about the series. It is fun, the acting is good, and the crimes interesting. There are a few of the episodes where the story is too intricate that is not credible. But fun enough.
There are also those episodes where you see what is happening, and you just want to slap the inspector and say “don’t you see? that is so easy to understand what happened there“. Or that, or I am watching too much crime series.
Anyway, it is good. Watched most of the second season already, and some from the third season. I just expect that Fox Crime repeats the second season, so I can catch the missing episodes.
For the second episode, or second movie, as you prefer, of Maigret, with Atkinson as Chief Inspector Jules Maigret, it wasn’t so strange to see Mr Bean as a serious character. In fact, given he is older, and not grinning with that stupid smile, I can bare him as a serious character. Regarding the movie itself, the plot is not brilliant, but just another Crime story. While there are some nuances, I do not think they are good enough to define this as a great story. Nevertheless, the Parisian ambient of the previous century is very good.
A strange movie. Accordingly with some comments on IMDB, it was filmed by non-authors (that explain a lot, both on good and bad acting), using these people houses, clothes and lives as base for the movie. The story is told very slowly. Just the end is mostly let to the watcher to think about. Not really my type of movie. Nevertheless, I can’t classify it as a bad movie. There is a plot, a correct sequence of events, with some interesting sound track, all this with an interesting way of telling the story.
And I couldn’t let this pass without posting a shot of one of the characters bedroom. Note the poster.
One more season is over. It seems that every season that comes passes faster, although they have the same number of episodes. Well, this season is different from the previous ones because this time we have Kate and Castle together, in a relationship. It is also different because… and spoilers follow… this season doesn’t end with Kate almost dead. Well, kind of.
The crimes are not very different from previous seasons. We just had the luck to know Castle father, and a few more steps on the Kate’s mother assassination.
Now, we are waiting for the next season, wondering what kind of direction it will take. Whatever comes, here I am to watch.
The book (the name of the rose, by Umberto Eco) was read about 12 years ago, in Portuguese. All these years made me forget some details. I mostly recall the fact there was a girl (the rose), that there were some dead mongers (I did not recall how many or how) and that there was some killer (and I knew who he was, although I was not remembering how). From the book, I also recall the long descriptions about the church, the library, the scriptorium (in the image above). In fact, these descriptions and some insights on religion history (being it real or invented by Eco) were the sugar on top, that makes the book great, and not just another crime book.
And the movie is good in most of these aspects. It follows the main story, and it has some details focusing the descriptions of the church, library, etc. It just doesn’t include the history insights, but those are not crucial (and the movie is already too long).
Probably because lately I watch too many series and too few movies, that I feel now that movies are too slow… but regarding Der Name der Rose, only the initial 30 minutes (the movie lasts for two hours) are somewhat boring (mainly for someone who love the original book, and was anxious for the main story to develop).
I did not vote more than 8 in 10 (at IMDB) because I feel the movie could be better. Probably because when reading the book I was going imagining the characters, the places, the way things go on, and as it was expected, the movie doesn’t match them.