9 June 2011 | rightwingisevil
Watchable but not too great to be highly praised
This is a very traditionally scripted, directed and acted movie. It's so obvious that to mix with some deadbeat unnecessary romance was unnecessary but only for the purpose to add some spices for this actually quite boring screenplay and make the movie itself more watchable. The poor mining condition of the town and the surreal rich life of the British administration are nothing but an arranged contrast scene to justified the uproar of the working class to find the willpower and strength to become revolutionists or Communists. The screenplay of this movie is quite lukewarm and tasteless, the romance also pretty contrite. Two girls with different kind of races and backgrounds grew up together, witnessed the social injustice, the bloody massacre and the murders of the poor people is the main thread of this movie but it didn't serve a profound connection to the movie at all. The soundtrack that interwoven the whole movie also sounded just like numb music, a constant noise that must be carried along with the going of the movie. This is a very weak screenplay directed by a very weak and too traditional director. Watchable but at the same time, quite forgettable.