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10 April 2011 @ 01:51 am
Tonight I watched Defiance. \o/ I've had the DVD for an age and never got around to watching it, and this newfound love of Jamie Bell gave me a perfect excuse.

SURPRISINGLY, I am not going to ramble about what a good (SO GOOD) movie it is. Instead I'm just going to tell you all how STUNNING Jamie Bell is in it. You can look at me like I'm nuts all you want, he STUNS ME. He is stunning.

His character is the 3rd brother, Asael. He's very torn between his two older brothers, who clash a lot. There are so many parts where the two are arguing and the camera cuts to Asael just looking LOST. He has no idea how to fix him, but you can see that he itches to.

He's in the background so much looking moody. It's wonderful.


He also stands around a lot listening to his brother talk. Here he's distracted by the sight of the girl he's fond of. His brother is like "Mmhmm" so aware he's not listening.

His face when his brother calls out to her and pretty much a FORCES him to speak to her is amazing. He's like "DID YOU REALLY JUST...?"

Her name is Chya and she's played by Mia Wasikowska and their characters fall in love and they get married! Everybody else gets 'forest married' where the men pretty much pledge to protect a woman (for favours, obviously) and then march around telling the others "This is my forest wife!" and there's one point where Mia's character Chya asks him to save her parents and tells him she'll do ANYTHING he wants if he saves them, and he's all "No, no." because he doesn't want 'favours'. He's such a good man.

Asael marries her FOR REAL. They have a little ceremony in the snow. Aaaah.


Ah. I'm sorry, but I would experience great pleasure tending to his bruised up face.

The guy who did that to him kept, like, PAWING at his wife (and being a general dickhead) and Asael tried to defend her honour but his brother, who was in command, told him no. So he didn't, and the guy got sort of powerful and ended up cracking him in the face.

He's looking to his brother in these shots, IMPLORING him to calm this guy's ego.

That guy doesn't last long after that. Heh.

Other times, he just leans over his brother looking boyish and important.


I won't. It's late.

Really though. Good film! You should watch it.

(Screengrabs are from Jamie-Bell.com, which I would hyperlink but LJ is failing)
suck ittttttttttttttttttt: Bell sleepyonelittlesleep on April 10th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
Oh god oh goddd. I loved him in Defiance. I felt like his character had so much growth in that movie (he basically came into his manhood in the forest), and Jamie so easily moved between being a boy to a young, sturdy man and SIGH. LOVELY.

And his relationship with Mia's character was so sweet in this movie. ARGH. SO SWEET. His "Y-you do?" when she jumped ahead and was like "YES, I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THISSS!" to his awkward questioning. ahaha. so cute. SO LOVELY.

ARGH. I have to pm you more about thiiiisss!
Sparklie!oohasparklie on April 10th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
I've been meaning to watch that movie, thanks for reminding me. I don't really crush on Jamie Bell, but I certainly recognize how talented he is for sure. He's the real deal.
ROCK AND ROLL BAGPIPES: alicia - stripeymodillian on April 10th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
Jamie BEEEEEEEEEELLLLLL. I've had a thing for his wee face for YEARS. I'm glad to see him doing more stuff now.
Guess: boytouch (Hunnam)kinkynicky on April 10th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
I've been FOND of him for years, but UGN. Out of nowhere I'm like...BE MY BOYFRIEND. So I've gone back through a lot of his films that I had seen and now I'm watching ones that I hadn't.

It's silly, but. Gosh. He's so charming.
meggington: jamie bell : just to see you smilepoziomeczka on April 14th, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
yet another proof that he steals every godamn movie he's in! I haven't watched Defiance, but now you've definitely convinced me (I actually had no idea he was in it to begin with)