Mar 31, 2008

are you still awake?

came back from watching Awake starring Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba.
go watch it. i'm not going to spoil it for you. so read up and decide. :p

What's it about?
A psychological thriller that tells the story of a man undergoing heart surgery while experiencing a phenomenon called "anesthetic awareness," which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation.



The explanation:-
"Anesthesia Awareness", a term used to describe a situation where the patient is "awake" during the operation, some even could feel the pain or hear the sound, and unable to do anything in a paralyzed condition.


Anesthesiologists in the United States point to another recent large study that found an incidence of awareness much lower than the statistics cited by the Joint Commission -- more like one in 14,000 patients.*

*which is lower in reality than what is stated in the movie of course. exaggeration. pfft..



What can you expect from it?
Star Tribune.com said an article that "Awake" promises that the film will do for surgery what "Jaws" did for swimming."



Who shouldn't watch it?
It's definitely not for the faint-hearted. If you're terrified of blood, and scalpels and syringes, maybe it's not for you.



Why you should watch it?
I promise you that it offers more than just blood. expect drama, twisted plot. Corny line in the end but the rest makes up for it. :p


Although 'Awake" was nominated for the Razzie award for worst screen couple and actress, I beg to differ. Alba's acting surpassed my expectation this time.


I must admit "Good Luck Chuck" was blehh, but she'll surprise you in "Awake". ;)

1 spoken:

brnvn

reviewed it for work last week.

yes, alba didn't stink as horribly as she normally does.

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