Monday, 13 February 2012


A lazy sheep thinks its wool heavy. A lazy man thinks a film with subtitles is heavy. There's no point in denying it. Whether you're sitting in a field fattening up on grass, or sitting in your lounge, fattening up on junk food, missing all the action because you're too busy reading the subtitles, your life will end up pretty much the same. At least the former will serve some kind of purpose. Maybe a nice honey-roast lamb shank in red wine sauce with Italian mashed potato. The latter will be resigned to the reduced section at Tesco with no takers. Not even the weird comb-over guy who stalks the checkout girls will want you. Awful, I know.

You could change all that. All you have to do is open your mind and understand that watching a subtitled film doesn't have to be like reading Tolstoy. It can even be fun. The opposite sex may even like you. What have you got to lose?

If you missed the first part, fear not. All we ask is for you to give these five movies a go. Who knows, you may even enjoy them. Be warned, though, you will have to read just a little bit. Think the opening scrawl to Star Wars. And maybe a few words more. But when you have breath-taking action, surprising acts of brutality and endearing warmth, who cares... right?

(To read the rest of this feature click on either image)

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