I have heard that if you read the book first,
then see the movie, you'll find it shallow and lacking in detail.
Plus, Nicholas Cage's accent doesn't work.
These are some of the rubs I've been hearing. What do they want,
subtitles? (Not me.)
My point of view is that I found the movie way above average,
and I was entertained from start to finish.
I'm glad I didn't read the book.
Yes, it's another World War II drama, complete
with a love triangle, beautiful cinematography, and a sweeping
soundtrack. (Sound familiar?)
In between there is inane dialogue, bad advice, and the Germans
advancing to take over the Greek island.
What will happen to Captain Corelli's mandolin?
But in the end, it's just another lackluster romance with laughable
accents. (I guess war really does do strange things to people.
(Sings Santa Lucia.)
This movie is about romantic passion,
patriotism, moral conflict, and World War II.
It's an epic romance that is quite a tragic tale. The drama has
divided loyalties and shifting alliances. The setting is blissful
and is filmed on a beautiful tiny Greek island.
Be careful with this history -inspired story; the love triangle
in the ruins of battle may jerk a tear or two.