At the pace I'm watching movies at the moment I'll need to do a "movie of the day" segment instead of "movie of the week" lol.
This morning I got around to watching Escobar: Paradise lost.
I obviously found out about this film through my Josh Hutcherson (plays Peeta in the Hunger Games for those of you who don't know who he is) obsession and do you know what? This is what I love about getting obsessed with specific actors. Whenever I have a new favourite actor I watch all their movies and I learn so much more about what films are out there.
This film is about Nick, a Canadian surfer who goes to Colombia with his brother to start a surf business. He meets and quickly falls for Maria, the beautiful niece of drug lord Pablo Escobar. Over the years Nick gets closer to Pablo and gets dragged in to his business which leads to him getting in trouble.
I mean I can't say anything about the truth to the story or Escobar's character because I simply don't know anything about it. Apparently the idea came from a story heard about a real-life boy who did end up in a similar situation with Escobar.
What I can say is that the film is really good. Benicio del Toro is amazing as Escobar and even though I am biased Josh Hutcherson is incredible as Nick. I think it is definitely his best performance so far (no matter how much I love the Hunger Games series) and it shows how versatile he is as an actor. The film is dramatic and feels real, it's one of those when you don't think it can get any worse, it does.
To summarize I'd say it's definitely worth seeing if you're looking for a drama/action/thriller. (Can we btw just take a moment to be proud of little me who's come so far I can actually watch "scary" movies i.e, action/thrillers.. I mean who would have thought?!?!?)
Has anyone seen this film? What did you think?