I'd recently seen John Woo's film Face/Off (Nicholas Cage; John Travolta) and was trying to explain to a friend why I thought that it was more than a soulless action film.
After watching Face/Off, I was stunned by how much depth there is. For starters, I see Face/Off
as a representation of walking in someone else's boots, or in this
case, wearing someone else's face. Both characters, living as the other
person, learned about the other person. Both characters, we learn, have
made some pretty stupid mistakes in their lives (John Travolta's
character is obsessively trying to avenge his son's death, and Nicholas
Cage's character has neglected his family)
There is a wonderful theme about family life that runs throughout
the film, which I thought was awesome. Even in the midst of an
action film we can glean some truth about the importance of family.
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