By Aarny91 2 Comments
I watched "Walk the Line" yesterday, so I'll just write a review now.
Walk the Line is a biographical film about the early years of Johnny Cash. It follows him getting his first record deal, to then meeting June Carter the first time. From the very first scene I was hooked. It opens with him about to play in Folsom Prison but cuts out before he starts to play (he finishes it later on). This was definitely a good way to open the movie. It gets fans familiar with his work (who this movie was made for) instantly interestested.
I thought Reese and Joaquin were perfect in their roles as June and John respectively. Funnily enough it was, from what I remember the first full movie I've seen Joaquin in. I'm looking forward to seeing more films by him. They both had good chemistry together on screen. They could also sing really good. Both had singing lessons and lessons to play their instruments before shooting began, and it really payed off. The rest of the cast was really good too. Robert Patrick stood out to me playing Johnnys father Ray Cash.
Overall it was quite an enjoyable film. I'm sure I wouldn't have liked as much if I didn't love Johnny as much as I do. But I still would have liked it enough.
At the very end... when it said "June passed in May 2003, Johnny passed four months after" I just burst into tears. It's hard to put into words how much I admire this man. I have written this before. But really, I can't express enough how much Johnny has influenced me. As I sit here listening to " The Kneeling Drunkard's Plea" I know he is definitely, without a doubt my favourite artist of all time, and I will continue to love him for the rest of my life.
This film gives me a greater sense of connection with him and his music, and for that it gets a 10/10.