“I am a False Prophet!”

Well, I’ve slacked off for long enough! It’s that time again. Time for another movie review. I think I’ve got a good one for you all this go round. This movie isn’t old, but it isn’t new. the title of this film is There Will be Blood, and it was released in December of 2007. It received an academy award, as well as a Golden Globe, and is based off of Upton Sinclair’s  novel Oil! Published in 1927.

The main character of this movie is Daniel Plainview, who is played by none other that Daniel Day-Lewis, along with a couple of other familiar faces. The movie tells of a silver miner, turned oil-man on a never ending search for wealth during the oil boom i southern California in the late 19th and early 20th century. During the movie one of Planview’s workers is in a fatal accident, and Daniel adopts the man’s orphaned son, which allows him to present himself to potential investors as “a family man”. However, this couldn’t be any further from the truth.

If you are looking for a film with a bit of suspense and some twists and turns, then I would definitely suggest giving this a watch. Personally, I feel that most of the roles that Daniel Day-Lewis takes, never disappoint. There Will be Blood is now widely accepted as one of the greatest films of the 2000’s, and was among the highest ranking 21st century films in the British Film institute’s 2012 Sight and Sound polls. Give it a try.


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