The theatrical releases this weekend range from the tween horror, The Woman in Black, to the 3D release of, Star Wars: Episode I -The Phantom Menace. But sadly they’ll be no more mention of Daniel Radcliffe, nor double ended lightsabres pity.
Anyway, despite the ominous shadow of half-term, those kind distributors haven’t completely abandoned those above the age of 16. Nope, because here comes a David Cronenberg film.
However, Viggo Mortensen’s third film with Cronenberg also looks to be their dullest. I find myself feeling somewhat apathetic to, A Dangerous Method, a drama about the relationship between Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (Mortensen) and the birth of psychoanalysis. Did I mention it also stars Keira Knightley. She gets spanked you know! Knightley’s been talking quite a lot about that, it’s almost as if she’s attempting to divert our attention away from something else *coughs!* -her acting (obviously).
All pessimism aside, a Cronenberg film is always worth watching and it’ll be interesting to see what he does with the Freud/Jung ‘relationship’. What’s more, it stars Vincent Cassel, who is always an entertaining watch -he was excellent in Cronenberg’s, Eastern Promises. This may prove to be the weakest of the auteur and actor’s collaborations, but at least we get to see Mortensen chewing on a big stogie. Now of course, there’s nothing Freudian about that!