Saturday, June 21, 2008

Son of Lamech

Author: Marcus Dennis
Location: Cleveland, OH

"Son of Lamech"

Directed by Sam Raimi
Written by Alvin Sargent
Score by John Williams
Visual Effects by Rhythm & Hues (Lord of the Rings, X-Men, & Daredevil)

Principal Cast:

Mos Def-Shammad Jackson
Sanaa Lathan-Demorrah Parker
Bob Hoskins-The Dealer
Thomas Gibson-Professor Ralph Tillman
David Oyelowo-Detective Lee Sampson
Morgan Freeman-Professor Hezekiah Smith
Brendan Fraser-Professor Darvin Holmes
Forest Whitaker-Reverend Theodus Reeves
Oded Fehr-Akhbar
Glenn Plummer-Rasha Taj
Method Man-Jamal
Ben Foster-Vincent Jones
Jason Lewis-Nephilus

Tagline: "Some things are better off left undiscovered"

Synopsis: The discovery of an ancient stone, thought to have the writings of of a biblical figure on them causes murder and destruction to numerous people across the globe.

It is discovered by college students on an expedition trip on Mount Ararat in Turkey. It dramatically affects the lives of Demorrah Parker and her ex-con boyfriend, Shammad Jackson, who slowly turns to Satanism while grieving for his slain cousin. Their professor Ralph Tillman is primarily involved when the Turkish government does not believe that they found anything when thieves steal the relics from them. This causes turmoil between America & Turkey. A notorious art dealer is willing to do anything to get the stone. British homicide detective Lee Sampson becomes involved when world leaders are assassinated one-by-one. All these people are brought together to one final climactic moment that will decide the fate of the world.

What the press would say:

Lamech is the best film of the year. This airtight screenplay has no plot-holes courtesy of Alvin Sargent (Ordinary People & Spider-Man 2). It has many twists and turns & contains talk of religion, but nothing that will get it banned from any theatres. Sam Raimi broadens his range as a director with this dramatic religious film. His unique camera angles put the audience inside the scene and combined with John Williams powerful score, the audience feels like a character. The story is brilliant and it brings together a multitude of issues while still entertaining. This film contains a diverse cast where everybody does their job, but the standouts are Mos Def & Sanaa Lathan. Mos Def proves he can lead a film with this performance. He starts as a sweet, young man and becomes an aggressive man who what he has to get what he wants. Sanaa Lathan continues her successful career with this simple role. The character is kinda flat, but her performance makes it a memorable one. Mos Def & Lathan have brilliant chemistry together. Great visual effects and a twist ending that will leave you in awe. If you’re looking for a film that is pleasing to the eye and makes you think, go see Lamech.

Best Picture
Best Director: Sam Raimi
Best Original Screenplay: Alvin Sargent
Best Supporting Actor: Mos Def
Best Supporting Actress: Sanaa Lathan
Best Cinematography
Best Visual Effects
Best Score: John Williams

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