Tuesday, October 14, 2003

academy award winner eats unpeeled banana whole

K-PAX wasn't actually as bad as I was given to believe it would be. Spacey never gave me the impression that he was indulging in one of those "hey look here, I deserve an Oscar for this". In fact, the chemistry between him and Jeff Bridges helps the film. And mercifully the film maintains an ambiguity about whether Prot (Spacey's character) is indeed an alien or a kook. The only problem I had was the lack of any complex textures aside from a single narrow narrative exploring Prot's true identity and origin: everyone else just becomes part of the backdrop. Strong echoes of Field of Dreams and (surprise! surprise!) Ray's last film Agantuk.

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