Becky and I went to a sneak preview of Mr. Brooks at the Regal Cinema theaters in Englewood, Colorado on Thursday night with some friends. The Yahoo movies website at Mr. Brooks describes the movie as follows:
“Consider Mr. Brooks: a successful businessman; a generous philanthropist; a loving father and devoted husband. Seemingly, he’s perfect. But Mr. Brooks has a secret–he is an insatiable serial killer, so lethally clever that no one has ever suspected him–until now. Earl Brooks is a man who has managed to keep his two incompatible worlds from intersecting by controlling his cunning, wicked alter ego.”
Mr. Brooks is a movie about a serial killer played by Kevin Costner and starring Demi Moore and William Hurt as well. It’s a very graphic film that is disturbing on a number of levels. Costner and Hurt definitely make this film and save it from becoming a slasher flick, but it’s still terribly violent and not for the weak stomached. There are some parts of the movie that you want to close your eyes because they are so intensely violent, but what makes the movie appealing is that the story is done extremely well.
The character played by Kevin Costner is struggling with his addiction problem and even shows up at AA meetings with alcoholics and drug addicts. Of course, he doesn’t tell the other members at the meeting that his addiction is that he likes to kill people. He clearly doesn’t want to be a murderer, but like someone struggling with an addiction he can’t control himself and his “demon”, played by William Hurt, continues to motivate him to want to kill again and not get caught.
There are a number of plot twists and parts of the film that you haven’t seen before in another movie. Such as his daughter having some personal issues that she has inherited from her father and another psychopath who wants to kill people as well, along with a cop that is hot on his trail. It moves quickly and you’ll have to keep up with the different aspects of the movie.
Surprisingly, Becky liked this movie more than I did this time. I’m usually the one who can handle a movie with more violence, but this one was too whacked for me. It’s a little too disturbing and crazy, but I can’t say that it’s a rental because it’s done extremely well. Our friends that went with us really liked it too.
Be forewarned though that this movie is not for anyone who has a hard time with graphic violence and it’s definitely rated R. Be prepared to see blood and get into the mind of a serial killer and for many people that will be a don’t bother for sure. Otherwise enjoy the movie.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – **** Don’t Miss It
Auto Broker – John Boyd: The Cool Car Guy
John is an auto broker with JFR & Associates in Denver, Colorado. He can help you save time and money on any make or model, new or used, lease or purchase – nationwide! Call or email John about your next vehicle!