Has it ever happened to you that you’d hear about a movie, look at the title or read a plot summary and then decide that it didn’t look too good and then later find that it was excellent and kick yourself for not watching it earlier? Seems to happen to me quite a bit – but with a slight twist in that I know that the movie would be good, buy the DVD and then can’t summon up enough enthusiasm to watch it after the fact :p “Bridget Jones’ Diary” was one such movie since I’d bought the DVD weeks (if not months) ago and then I didn’t watch it for the longest time and then found it to be excellent. Now the same thing has happened with “K-PAX”.
I like movies with Kevin Spacey since his acting is always top-notch but I never seemed to find the correct time to watch “K-PAX” since I always seemed to find myself in the mood for a mind-numbing action flick rather than a quiet contemplative movie like “K-PAX”. In fact, I was almost going to watch “The Replacements” again today instead of “K-PAX” but changed my mind at the last moment – and am extremely glad that I did so! It’s a great movie, some might find it a bit boring since there is no fast paced action but it is another one of those great human movies that make us think about what it means to be human and how we deal with the world and the people around us The movie sets the mood (at least for me…) from the opening sequence itself – the music and the slow fading in of names as well as the opening shot itself sort of prepares you for what follows and the story never let down till the very ending. I loved every moment of it and am now looking forward to watching the movie again with the director’s commentary – but not just now since I’ll probably have to go in to work today to attend to a couple of things. But I guess I’ll watch the alternate ending before I do :p