Blu-ray Review: HEREAFTER
I’m a huge Clint Eastwood fan and when I stuck this "Hereafter" Blu-ray in and pressed play I knew I would get something special, but I didn’t. Hereafter simply tries to hard to be a masterpiece which it isn’t!
The best part about Hereafter is the beginning, watching the CG tsunami was amazing but that’s about it. From there we meet Marie (Cecille de France) who has a near-death experience during the tsunami. We then meet young Marcus (Frankie McLarren and George McLarren) who looses his twin brother in an accident. Matt Damon’s character George finally enters the film after wondering if he was in it at all. These three individuals have something in common, they are seeking the truth about the Hereafter while experiencing strange occurrences and their paths eventually cross.
Of course Clint Eastwood gave this film his magic touch but I just feel with a running time of 129 minutes it feels way too long and really boring at times. To me it would have been much better with a runtime of maybe 90 minutes or a little less, it would have helped anyway.
Hereafter’s story is one that many people would love, we all love these kind of unexplained tales! Eastwood entering this undiscovered territory is a big question, stick to what you know sir!
The Special Features were really entertaining! You get an in depth look at psychics and their world. They cover the CGI tsunami in the beginning. There is coverage on the “white light” phenom and “twin bonding” topics.
A special highlight is the Eastwood Factor which profiles the 35+ year relationship with Warner Brothers.
All in all I would say go RENT Hereafter to see if you might like it, it’s just not for everybody. The version I have is the Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy combo pack which any Eastwood collector would love!
George (Matt Damon) is a blue-collar American with a special connection to the afterlife dating from his childhood. French journalist Marie (Cécile de France) has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when London schoolboy Marcus (Frankie and George McLaren) loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each seeking the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might – or must – exist in the hereafter.
Hereafter is available on DVD, Blu-ray and On demand now! http://bit.ly/HereafterFB