Jane Got A Gun
"A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him."
As a movie, "Jane Got A Gun" has a very interesting plot and a fantastic start.
Natalie Portman as Jane is a great cast and she plays the role in a really great way.
However, once we start to know what has happened to her and the reasons behind the "bad gang" and why they want to catch her, it becomes a very dull story.
It is a pity that the screenwriters didn't spend more time portraying the ambitions and hopes of "the bad guy", played by Ewan McGregor, because we don't even get to see that he is "that bad".
Although in the movie we see 4 or 5 times a banner which reminds us that he is "really bad" as he is the boss of a very dangerous gang.
Other than that we don't see anything bad about him, and even his search for Jane is very well justified as in "I have some business left with you"
On the other hand, Mandy Walker did her most beautiful job ever, even better than "Tracks"!
Gavin and herself introduced a couple of "arty" sequences which are really well thought and the overall look of the movie is just gorgeous.
Obviously she is used to shooting in really harsh environments, like "Australia" or "Tracks" but the naturalistic approach yet perfectly photographed frames on 35mm anamorphic creates the right mood for the movie.
The night sequence is a little bit of a shock at the beginning being that blue, but after one second watching it you forget about the colour and you see that she made the right choice! and the blacks in the movie are so dense!!!
Gavin O'Connor did a great job in the directing part and everything works super flawlessly and the interactions between the three lead characters and how they are told is first class.
I suppose it really helps that he is a great director anyways!
Definitely a movie to watch in the cinema because of the cinematography and the directing skills!
Have a good day.