Excerpt: Directed by Danny Boyle Starring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassell Danny Boyle, the man behind a masterful film (Slumdog Millionaire) and the adventurous thriller (127 hours) has picked a thriller inspiring from Inception. But it is that, it never tried to copy. Trance is thrilling.
Summary: I thought there would be more to this movie than what the trailer showed, but I had no idea it would have as many twists and turns as it did. I really dug how it all played out and I was genuinely surprised a few times.
Excerpt: Trance is a movie about hypnotism, art theft and abusive relationships. If that sounds like it’s a good Idea for a movie, I would agree, it sounds like an awesome Idea for a movie. Sadly despite the coolness of the concept Trance falls short in the execution.
Excerpt: Trance (2013) Simon (James McAvoy) works as an art auctioneer at a prestigious auction house. While auctioning off a painting worth millions of dollars, the auction house is hit by robbers, resulting in Simon getting hit over the head.
Excerpt: An auctioneer suffers head trauma during an art robbery that causes him to lose his memory, much to the chagrin of the perpetrators who employ a hypnotherapist to learn the whereabouts of the missing painting.
Summary: Although this isnt one of those easy to sit down & watch movies it kept me very entertained trying to work out what was going on. The casting/directing was fantastic. If you like Inception you will like this.
Summary: Trance starts off like a regular heist movie and progressively turned into something else, something less appealing. The pacing was perfect in the first 30 minutes, however as soon as the initial heist is over with everything slows down and meanders along like a senior citizen.
Summary: Danny Boyle returns to his day-job after the heady success of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony. And it's clear he isn't about to let the ball drop with this crazy psychological thriller. Whilst this is far from his greatest work, it's a sleek and classy piece of cinema.