Saturday, July 18, 2009

Che: Part Two - DVD Review

CHE: PART TWO (**) - Starring Benecio Del Toro, Joaquim de Almedia and Demian Bashir.
Directed by Steven Soderbergh.

After I saw this, glad for the end to be there, that Che finally died, I went online and read an interview with director Steven Soderbergh said he regreted making the movie. Apparently worldwide it only made half its money back, small wonder for a 4-1/2 hour movie all in Spanish. Benecio Del Toro's heart was clearly in this project (he's still really good), but it seems this somewhat broke Soderbergh's spirit.

This movie takes place in Bolivia, when Che was older and sicker than he was in Cuba. He seems to know this revolution isn't going to go as well as his previous efforts. It's about a bunch of guys in green carrying guns in the jungle, hoping to kill some Bolivian soldiers and policemen. I was glad when Che was finally killed.

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