Friday, July 15, 2011


Title: Buried
Director: Rodrigo Cortés
Writer: Chris Sparling
Starring: Ryan Reynolds
Grade: 92% or A-

The first time that I saw the trailer for this movie, I knew that I would eventually see it. It took a while, but eventually it made it to the top of my netflix queue. The idea of the movie and the simplicity is what reeled me in. It all takes place in a coffin, underground, with one character. It is all story telling and no crazy special effects.

Ryan Reynolds did an amazing job. I've only ever seen him in comedies before, so I had no idea that his acting abilities went so far. He was able to completely capture my emotions and do with them as he wanted. I could feel everything that he was feeling and was left breathless. I was stunned. It might be thought as boring to just watch one person on screen for over an hour, but not in this case. He is caught in such a horrible predicament and you understand his frustrations.

The setting is pretty scary. Most people don't like being in closed spaces, let alone for a long period of time, especially not BURIED UNDERGROUND. I watched this movie with my family and every single one of us felt very claustrophobic. We initially thought that we would almost have to imagine parts of his circumstances, but that didn't happen. We could barely see what was happening because neither could he. He was in a tight space, so that was all we saw. For me that just made it all seem more real. Like it was actually happening to someone that I care about.

The story was incredible. They didn't force things, or make it unbelievable. It seemed pretty plausible, and almost reasonable. I won't give away the ending, but I had no idea what would happen until the very end. Throughout the entire movie our emotions are played with. Our hopes would sky rocket just to be brought back down. I can honestly say that my emotions were on a roller coaster. So many times I was sure he was going to die, and at other times I was equally sure he was going to be saved.

In the end, I just stared at the screen. It was a really great movie in all honesty. But It's hard to recommend when you know what it did to your brain. The acting was superb. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this film.

1 comment:

Cheree said...

I loved buried. I mainly saw it for one reason... Ryan Reynolds. And I ended up loving it, especially since it was so different and there were so many twists to keep me on the edge of my seat.