For Franklyn, I stayed out past my bed time. At first I thought that was the reason that everything on screen appeared to me the way those weird dreams or images come when I am floating between hitting snooze on the alarm clock. I shared enough sideways glances with Drew to realize that I wasn’t the only one fairly disappointed in the central plot. The well designed advertisements, and even the movie’s trailer, were enough to convince us that the film was worth seeing. Rather than a solid piece of art however, Franklyn is a lovely film of picturesque London the way it might appear in a graphic novel – with the insertion of characters and odd bits of conversation.
While some of the ideas presented are intriguing, it is unfortunate that no loose ends are tied for the desperate audience. Any enjoyment derived from this seeing this flick are directly related to the imagery, make-up, and costume. View at your own risk.
Now I know nothing more about this movie than it seems to be a movie for kids and teens, hence the “high school” bit in the name, but as I am walking to work I am made aware something insane is going to happen this day.
So anyway, long story short (ha, yeah right), Through out the course of the day I am inside working, meeting with people, having lunch, etc. and I begin to hear screams coming from outside. They get louder throughout the day and reach a climax about a half hour before I leave the office. It didn’t turn out to be quite as insane as it could have, but check out the video below to get a look at the madness that was outside my front door.
Needless to say, I had to take the long way around the square, bumping through a mass of kids, to get home after work.