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City Of Angels (DVD)
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City Of Angels (DVD)
Advantages: Good theme song.
Disadvantages: The film, actors, too bland.
City Of Angels
Before watching this DVD the only place I had ever really heard of 'The City Of Angels' was on Magic At The Movies, where every now and then my favourite song by Goo Goo Dolls called Iris was playing with clips from the film in the background. It always looked like a good film and with Meg Ryan and Nicholas Cage playing as leads, I thought, what could go wrong? So the other week I brought it off EBay and sat down to watch it. Here's what I thought.
What if Angels are among us? When you feel that invisible presence beside you, they are there watching you, keeping an eye on you.
Seth is one of those angels, but his job changes when he meets Maggie. When she is operating, she looks straight at Seth. Maggie becomes intrigued by Seth and Seth has to choose between the love of his life and becoming human or staying an angel.
Nicholas Cage: Seth- Cage plays Seth the angel who has a choice to make, looks bored all the way throughout the film and it just does nothing for me.
Meg Ryan: Maggie- Is a better actor than Cage but still it was not as good as other films I've seen her in.
Andre Brugher: Cassiel- Good actor, this guy looks so familiar, but can't work out what I've seen him in.
Dennis Franz: Messinger- Messinger is the guy that tells Seth he can fall from heaven and become human.
Is it any good?
I've just found out today that it's actually a copy of a film called 'Wings'. If you know of the song Iris by Goo Goo Dolls, you know the film. All the way through I was singing along to it, thinking this is pretty much the storyline in this song, the song is beautiful, however in my opinion the film was not.
I'm always one for romantic stories, it's always nice to sit down with a bottle of cough*Bacardi*cough and watch one, however this wasn't my cup of tea.
The main let down for me was actually Nicholas Cage. I've probably seen very little of him in films, all I can remember right now is Next & Face/Off. In Face/Off this actor shocked me, he was brilliant, but in this film and Next he was pretty awful. He's completely expressionless, unemotional; it really ruined the film in my eyes.
I've read quite a few reviews and a lot of people love Nicholas Cage in this film, but for me Meg Ryan was the better of the two and that's really saying something.
I'm also a big fan of music in movies, this film does have music, don't get me wrong, Iris is my favourite song of all time, but they only play the first two verses and the chorus. My philosophy always has been is that if the movie opens with a decent track, that's intentional for the film, then it's going to be a good one, however this film just felt bland throughout, and not enough musical numbers throughout.
I was told that this movie would 'touch my heart'; in my opinion it was just a pretty bland movie, with second rate actors (I've never really been a fan of Meg Ryan).
Download Iris (Goo Goo Dolls) It pretty much tells you the story and in some what a much better and moving way. The film itself was boring and the ending was just too abrupt. I sat through the credits for about 1 minute before I realised that they were actually saying that was the end. Not a brilliant film in the slightest however it's got something there.
It sounded a lot familiar to a book I read once by Cecelia Ahern called If You Could See Me Now, the stories slightly different as it's about an imaginary friend, but I just felt that was a lot like this and much better than this film.
Hoped this helped.
Summary: Not really a brilliant film, should have been better.