The Ninth Gate
film — USA — 1999

Edward Scissorhands, Arizona Dream, What`s Eating Gilbert Grape, Ed Wood, Don Juan deMarco, Dead Man, Donnie Brasco, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Sleepy Hollow, Chocolate, Blow, From Hell, Pirates of the Caribbean, Secret Window, Finding Neverland, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride. That means that "The Ninth gate" is the 18th Johnny Depp film that I`ve seen so far. Sadly in terms of quality it`s one of the worst of his films that i`ve seen so far, and that`s not good. Depp plays Dean Corso, a rare book dealer who`s asked by a very important client to determine which one of the surviving three copies of a satanic book is the real one. The problem is that the film ain`t particulary interesting - whilst the first hour of it is a bit creepy, later on the film doesn`t develop into anything special. It`s supposed to be a mystery/horror/thriller, yet there`s no sign of horror in this film and I can`t say that I was especially thrilled by it. Actually it wasn`t scary at all, I mean visually it was very good, but the content lacked something to put it all together, sometimes becoming absolutely ridiculous. And one more thing - why is Roman Polanski such a fan of satan (I`ve seen 3 of his films so far, and two of them are about the dark prince. is he a worshipper of LCF himself or what?)
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