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Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road is a post-apocalyptic action film written and directed by original Mad Max director, George Miller. The film is both a reboot and the fourth instalment of the Mad max franchise that takes place in an Australia that has been decimated by war. The plot follows Max Rocksteady, who is played by Tom Hardy, as he joins forces with Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa, assisting her in fleeing from the local warlord, Immortan Joe, played by Hugh Keays-Byrne.

The film had development problem for a number of years, with pre-production being in the works from as early as 1997. There had also been attempts to make the film in 2001 and 2003, but delays were caused due to the attacks of September 11th, as well as the Iraq War.

The film premiered worldwide on the 14th of May, 2015, and was met with critical acclaim both by critics and audience members, and has become the highest-grossing film in the decade-spanning franchise, and the perfect film to have on while enjoying River Belle casino games.

The Fury Road Plot

The film begins with an introduction to Max and his explanation of his mental state before a road crew captures him. He’s then shown to be locked in a large oasis, and is being used as a universal blood donor for the crewmen, all of whom are suffering cancers due to the radiation from the wars. Immortan Joe leads the settlement through control of the water, and keeps the best looking women in the settlement as his wives and as breeders.

His most valued commander is Imperator Furiosa, who is put in charge of making a run to neighbouring settlements to stock up on gasoline and ammunition. She has ulterior motives, however, and takes Joe’s wives without his knowledge and heads off of the track.

A war party follows, with Max along with them, although he manages to escape. Him and Furiosa forge an unstable alliance and head off to the ‘Green Place’ in order to allow the wives some freedom. They come to a dead end, and decide to turn back, accompanied by the women that once controlled the area. They manage to evade Immortan Joe and his war party, killing him in the process, and making it back to the settlement. They run fresh water for everyone, while Max is slowly absorbed into the crowd before leaving to go back on his own path.

The Accolades

Mad Max: Fury Road was met with critical and financial success, although many feel that their financial success was moderate at best, comparing it to numbers that Edge of Tomorrow made in the same year. One of the reasons for the poorer financial performance was due to its not being released to the Chinese market, which has become one of the biggest in the world.

Critical acclaim was widespread across the globe, with an aggregate of 97%. Critics praised the world building, the practical action sequences, and the screenplay.

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9 Fascinating Facts About the Marvel Universe Movies

Marvel Universe movies have taken the world by storm and these superhero themed flicks have bought characters like daredevil, Iron Man, The Avengers and Captain America to life in a whole new way.

But behind these blockbuster films are some interesting facts, and we’ve rounded up the most interesting of them all.

1. Not the “Real’ Wolverine

Everyone loves Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, but it turns out not that many people would realise that it was him dressed up if they came face to face.

A few years back, Jackman spent a day at Comic Con dressed as the iconic character, and people complained that it couldn’t possibly be him, as he was ‘too tall!”

2. Captain America Quandary

Director Jon Favreau was originally hired to direct Captain America and the movie was supposed to be a comedy.

The idea was scrapped and he went on to direct Iron Man.

3. Tarantino Tackles Luke Cage- almost

Quentin Tarantino has always loved comic books and many of his movies are based on the style of a graphic novel.

At one point Tarantino was all set to direct a Luke Cage movie, but he opted out and ended up making Pulp Fiction instead.

4. Mechanical Web Shooters Get Cut

The 2002 movie trailer for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man showed Peter Parker making use of mechanical web shooters.

But when the movie hit the big screen, the web shooters were missing in action, so they must have ended up somewhere on the cutting room floor.

5. The Wasp Bites the Dust

In the movie adaptation of The Avengers, the Wasp was left out, and this upset many ardent fans.

The Wasp was the Ant Man’s wife and the one that came up with the moniker The Avengers, so the omission was a glaring one but many hope that the character was in absentia as there’s a full length feature film in the works that will put the Wasp centre stage and tell the whole story.

6. Updating Iron Man

Although Iron Man’s suit has changed with the times, one core feature has been left out of the movies. In the comics we often see Iron Man charging his suit using a plug and wall socket, but we certainly don’t see this dated tech on the silver screen.

Instead the suit is as sophisticated as betting sites and other cutting edge apps.

7. Ed Norton Gets the Boot

He may have played Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk; Ed Norton was given the boot for The Avengers.

Rumour was that the directors found him a bit bland and didn’t think he was creative enough for the movie.

8. Captain America’s To Do List

Steve Rodgers has a list of cultural events and things that he keeps track of as he tries to acquaint himself with the 21st Century.

Depending on which country the movie was being screened in, this list changed to incorporate important cultural landmarks, touchstone and facets.

9. The Original Hulk Gets a Look In

In Stan Lee’s 2003 version of The Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno who played the character in the 70’s in the TV series makes an appearance as a bodyguard.

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The Dressmaker

The Dressmaker, written and directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, was released in 2015 and can be classified as a revenge comedy drama.  The film is based on a novel by Rosalie Ham written in 2000, and the main character is Kate Winslett, who plays Tilly Dunnage.

Tilly Returns to Town

The film is set in Dungalar in the Australian outback where Tilly grew up.  After 25 years, Tilly returns to her hometown to visit her mother Molly, played by Judy Davis, who is mentally ill and no longer able to take care of herself and her home is in a mess.  We are given insight to why Tilly left as the film progresses.  We meet Stewart Pettyman who died in 1926 and Tilly was blamed for his death and was banished from the town by Horatio Farrat, played by Hugo Weaving who was the local sergeant.

Tilly shocks the small town with her sophisticated outfits that are as cutting edge as the online slots Canada has to offer, and causes many heads to turn and the ladies in the town beg Tilly to make them outfits just like hers.  Gertrude Pratt, played by Sarah Snook asks Tilly to make her a special dress for the footballer’s dance, and Tilly agrees in exchange for the truth of how Stewart Pettyman died.  Tilly is unable to remember the events of that fateful day, and believes that she was responsible and so she was cursed. Gertrude tells Tilly that Stewart used to bully her and reveals the truth to her.

Sergeant Farrat tells Tilly that he was blackmailed into forcing her out of town by Stewart’s father, Evan Pettyman, played by Shane Bourne.  Farrat was a closet cross dresser and he and Tilly became friends and they shared their love of designer clothing.  The people of the town are beginning to accept Tilly back and Evan Pettyman is not happy about this and he tries to get her out of town by getting another dressmaker, Una Pleasance, played by Sacha Horler to start up another dressmaking service.  Tilly also falls in love with Teddy McSwiney played by Liam Hensworth, but their love story has a tragic ending.

The Truth is Revealed

Teddy recounts the full story of the day that Stewart died and Tilly finds out that it was an accident and she was not to blame for his death.  Stewart tried to hurt her by pushing her up against a wall and threatened to kill her by charging at her.  Tilly moved out of the way and he went head first into the wall and broke his neck.  Teddy’s brother, Barney McSwiney, played by Gyton Grantley witnessed the event but was afraid to come forward as he thought people would not believe him.

Molly encourages Tilly to make use of her talent for dressmaking as a way of getting back at the people of the town for treating her so badly.  Molly dies from a stroke and soon after that many things start going wrong in the town.  The local chemist who mistreated Molly drowns and his wife lets him die as he mistreats her.

The Dressmaker is an excellent film and is an important addition to your must see movie list.

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Mississippi Burning

Directed by Alan Parker Mississippi Burning was released in 1988 and is classified as a crime thriller and was filmed in various locations in Alabama. The script was written by Chris Gerolmo and is based on a murder investigation that took place in Mississippi in 1964.

The cast includes Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe who work for the FBI and they are assigned to investigate the disappearance of civil rights workers in Jessup County, a fictional county in Mississippi.  Their investigation is not welcomed and the residents of the town are hostile towards them and they also receive hostility from the local police and the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).

When the film was released there was controversy and it was criticised by civil rights activists but the performances by Hackman and Dafoe were praised and the film did well at the box office and grossed $34.6 million and was nominated for seven Academy Awards, which included a nomination for Best Picture.

The Plot

The two FBI agents are very different and their investigation methods are very different but they join together with the common goal of finding out what happened to the boys.  Anderson grew up in Mississippi and he interacts differently with the locals while Ward is a more by the book agent.

As the investigation progresses more reinforcements are brought in and the agents soon realise that the locals are not happy to have them around.  The locals are very racist and some are very outspoken about it and many belong to the KKK.

The film portrays just how severe racial violence and segregation really was, and shows how an African-American home or church is being burnt by the KKK and their supporters while the local whites of the town are going about their day as if nothing is wrong with it.

The agents encounter many difficulties, but continue to persevere much like you’d do for a win in real money Blackjack! They search for justice for the deaths of the three activists and although they encounter many obstacles there are a few locals who can see the wrongs committed by the racially driven murders.

The agents become desperate and devise a plan to get justice.  They arrange a fake kidnapping of the Mayor whom they scare and who subsequently reveals various details to them.

One of the KKK members is nervous and they use this to scare him into submission by letting him believe that the KKK are out to get him because he spoke to the FBI about what had happened.

The sheriff’s wife also shows sympathy and tells the agents what she knows, but her abusive husband finds a way to keep her quiet.

Not for Sensitive Viewers

There are violent scenes between the KKK and African-American locals and the scenes are filmed in such a way that they give insight into each character and their personal experiences.

This film is not for sensitive viewers or children, not only because of the violence but there is also quite a bit of bad language.

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Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero movie based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and was produced by Marvel Studios. It’s the sequel to 2012’s The Avengers, and 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and overall the nineteenth film in the cinematic universe.

The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, and features an ensemble cast that includes Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, among many more.

Infinity War is the first part of an on going series that the Russo brothers came on board to direct in April of 2015, and drew inspiration from Jim Starlin’s 1991 The Infinity Gauntlet comic, as well as Jonathan Hickman’s 2013 Infinity Comic.

The film was so popular that it affected a number of industries, and even made an appearance in the betting industry, where people wagered on characters in the film, not unlike AFL Premiership betting.

The Story of Thanos

The Mad Titan Thanos has begun his hunt for the most powerful objects in the universe: the Infinity Stones. When we first meet the titan, he possesses the Power Stone, and takes the Space Stone from Loki after he kills him.

He then sends his lieutenants to planet Earth to acquire the Time Stone that’s being guarded by Doctor Strange. Tony Stark and Doctor Strange team up to fight Thanos’ lieutenants with the help of Spiderman, while the Hulk refuses to make an appearance.

Thor joins forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy in space, and the team decides to split in two, with Thor, Groot and Rocket heading to forge Thor a weapon worthy of facing Thanos, while the rest of the team, including Starlord, Mantis, Groot, and Gamora head out to meet Thanos head on.

Thor, Rocket, and Groot manage to forge Stormcaller, a weapon that has the power to match that of Thanos, even with his newly-acquired Infinity Stones. Stark, Strange, Spiderman, and the rest of the Guardians team up on Thanos’ home world in an attempt to remove the gauntlet from his hand. While almost successful, an error on Starlord’s part sees Thanos defeat them all, who is then given the Time Stone by Doctor Strange.

Back on Earth, the rest of the Avengers have assembled to fight Thanos’ army while they try to remove the Mind Stone from Vision’s head. Thanos arrives and takes the last stone, and completes the gauntlet just before being mortally wounded by Thor.

With his last breath, Thanos snaps his fingers and instantly wipes out half of all sentient-creates in the entire universe before teleporting away.

Incredible Accolades

Infinity War was the fourth film and the first superhero film to gross more than $2 billion worldwide, and broke a number of box office records to become the highest-grossing movie of 2016, as well as the fourth highest of all time.

Overall, the film received high praises from both critics and the audience with an approval rating of 84% on Rotten Tomatoes. Many have praised the choice of the Thanos winning in the end, which provides a break from the generic villain arcs that had begun to plague the MCU.

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Deadpool

Best described as intensely self-aware, macabre, and insanely violent, the mission statement for Marvel’s anti-hero movie seems to be ‘the meta, the better’.

Directed by Tim Miller, written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and starring Van Wilder star Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool is crammed full of irony, pop-culture references, and is legitimately hilarious.

The tone for the film is set straight out of the gate as, instead of the names of actors, the line-up of generic roles are summed up simply as archetypes, for example “Starring God’s Perfect Idiot” and “British Villain”.

Finally a Full Movie

After a cameo role in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), fans were annoyed by the fact that Deadpool has never had a full movie to his name and Marvel stepped up to the plate in the most marvellous (no pun intended) way possible.

Deadpool is in many ways the unreliable black sheep of the X-Men family and is considered as more mercenary than superhero, but he has got super-athletic combat abilities and the capacity to heal everything in this body – apart from his disfigured face of course which he conceals with a mask.

Non-Stop Action from the Get Go

Arriving into the fray in the back of a cab, right away it’s evident that Deadpool is hell-bent on wreaking havoc and revenge on the British Villain, Ajax, played by Game of Thrones alumnus Ed Skrein.

The ensuing flashbacks show the viewer snapshots of Deadpool’s past when he was simply Wade Wilson, a former Special Forces agent turned gun for hire (and possible fan of online pokies NZ) who has fallen in love with Morena Baccarin’s character, Vanessa.

Of course, as these things go, tragedy strikes and Wade’s super powered destiny pulls him away from Vanessa and everything he loves, and he transmutes this emotional pain into a thirst for violence and glibness.

Regrettably Not Ed Skrein’s Best

Unlike other superheroes, Deadpool seems to be equal parts good and bad guy and this is the only part where the film’s intention becomes a bit blurry. As Deadpool is so acerbic, it doesn’t leave a lot of room for Ajax to actually be the bad guy and it isn’t a convincing portrayal.

Regrettably, Skrein’s character comes across more as the villain’s henchman than the villain himself and he comes across as one dimensional.

Possibly Reynolds’ Best Role

Ryan Reynold’s seems to be developing in his career like a fine wine.

As he edges closer to the foothills of early middle age, Reynolds has developed a searing self-deprecation, confidence in his good-looks, and a goofy side akin to that of George Clooney – another of Hollywood’s sweethearts. all of these real-life-Reynolds characteristics are brought together with careful precision in Deadpool to create to the ultimate anti-superhero and his razor sharp wit is a clear nod to Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.

As the complete antithesis of a superhero, Deadpool is neurotic and needy and it makes for a highly entertaining film. Deadpool is an absolute, innocent pleasure.

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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Bohemian Rhapsody chronicles the rise of rock sensation Queen with a focus on the band’s frontman Freddie Mercury. Starring Remi Malek of Mr. Robot fame as the legendary lead singer, Bohemian Rhapsody doesn’t tell the story of Mercury from birth to death, but rather focuses on 15 years of Queen’s rise and comeback.

Paying special attention to the 1985 Live Aid concert which aimed to raise money to fight the famine in Ethiopia, Malek offers a masterful depiction of Freddie Mercury and while he doesn’t look exactly like Mercury, he embodies him from head to toe.

A Masterful Depiction of Freddie Mercury

It may be difficult to imagine an accurate depiction of Freddie Mercury owing to his unique features – the high cheekbones, seemingly endless jawline, and his overbite – but his style of performance was what really needed to be mastered.

Malek may not look exactly like Mercury – even with the prosthetic teeth – but his performance drives the entire film and Malek shines both in the depiction of Mercury on stage and in his darker, more intimate moments. Malek is mesmerizing on stage as he performs with such vigour as if channelling Mercury himself and gives himself over entirely.

An Intimate Portrayal of Friendship

As adept as Malek is at portraying Mercury the rock superstar, he is just as skilful in his depiction of Mercury the man. Some of the greatest moments in the film are not of on-stage performances – even though they are as epic as online slots real money Canada – but rather the portrayal of the intimate friendship between Mercury and his closest friend and partner Mary Austin, played by Lucy Boynton.

In these moments the audience is provided with a much more personal look into Mercury’s life as vulnerable and ambitious, driven by a search for identity. The film shows that Mercury may never have fully explored his talent or accepted his sexuality if it wasn’t for Mary.

The Recording of Bohemian Rhapsody

While the film’s focus is certainly on Mercury, the rest of the band is just as masterful in their portrayals. Gwilym Lee plays guitarist Brian May, Ben Hardy plays drummer Roger Taylor, and Joe Mazzello plays bass guitarist John Deacon.

Personally, some of my favourite moments in the film are when the four are recording a song, particularly the recording of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. The recording of the song took place in a farmhouse and Malek is particularly skilful in this moment – just him, alone at the piano, with his raw emotions and natural talent on full display.

A Film Shrouded in Difficulty

Bohemian Rhapsody lingered in production limbo for many years and had a slew of stars and directors come and go. In fact, it’s remarkable that the film is so good despite its messy creative process and it certainly does not deserve to be overshadowed by the controversy and off-screen in-fighting.

Phenomenally shot by cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel, Bohemian Rhapsody is certainly a film which should be seen in the cinema, even if it is just to hear your favourite Queen songs in crisp surround sound.

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

While the plot of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – “A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor” – may sound trite and predictable, the movie is in fact a self-referencing masterpiece which turns the hardboiled detective genre on its head.

Starring Robert Downey Jr. who goes from a petty thief to a Hollywood actor and Val Kilmer as a gay Private Investigator, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is based on the novel by Brett Halliday and adapted for the screen and directed by Shane Black.

The Plot is Almost Beside the Point

As with the novels by Raymond Chandler which undoubtedly inspired the style of the film, the plot of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is wilfully convoluted, but in the grander scheme of things is largely beside the point.

As Chandler explained in the introduction to his 1950 collection of stories Trouble Is My Business, the moment in the hardboiled detective genre when the sleuth explains who did it and why, was everything and the process of getting to this moment was merely “passagework”. The film follows a similar trajectory, making the plot simply the path to the ‘big reveal’.

Petty Thief Turned Hollywood Actor

Narrated by Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey Jr.), the film opens with petty thief Lockhart fleeing from the New York City police after a burglary gone wrong and accidently stumbles into an open movie audition – much like how you may have stumbled upon your favourite online betting site.

The directors, mistaking his genuine distress for method acting, cast Lockhart as a star of a cop movie and he is sent to work alongside Perry van Shrike (Val Kilmer), a Private Investigator, to gain insight into his role with a few “detective lessons”. However, their routine stakeout goes horribly wrong when they witness something they should never have seen.

“Gay Perry” The Private Eye

Dubbed affectionately as “Gay Perry”, Val Kilmer’s character takes Lockhart on a routine stakeout which becomes decidedly un-routine upon them witnessing a car being dumped into a lake with a dead woman locked in the trunk.

Meanwhile, Lockhart has met the woman of his dreams – struggling actress Harmony Faith Lane (Michelle Monaghan) – and when her sister goes missing, Lockhart offers his services by pretending to be a Private Investigator. Soon it is discovered that the two cases of the woman in the lake and Harmony’s missing sister are connected.

A Self-Referential Hardboiled Whodunit

Of course, we could’ve already guessed that the cases would be connected as Lockhart had already explained to Gay Perry that in hardboiled detective novels – which Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is clearly a charming ode to – that the detective always take on two separate assignments only to discover later they are intertwined.

In fact, the film is absolutely crammed with self-referential gems such as this, but it’s done with such aptitude that at no point does it feel too ironic. Succeeding as both a parody and paragon of its genre, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is also delightfully noir-ish at times and offers plenty of nods to cultural artifacts.

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Venom

Directed by Ruben Fleischer, the big budget film Venom has hit the cinemas with a bang, or should we say a bomb? This movie has been widely panned by critics, though quite a few cinemagoers have rated it highly for the humour – and a few fun memes have been created due to its slapstick and bizarre comedy angles.

With a rating of 32% on Rotten Tomatoes it is safe to say that there will be no major awards or box office records made for this movie any time soon, but it may just become a cult classic down the road…maybe.

Tom Hardy plays the main character and though he gave a strong performance it is not enough to carry the rest of the film, which plods along dully with too many plot lines intersecting and not enough action to keep you entirely entertained.

The Story

The skilled Tom Hardy plays earnest investigative journalist Eddie Brock, who is willing to go to any length to get “The Story”. Brock goes after the megalomaniacal tycoon Dr Carlton Drake (Played by Riz Ahmed), the head of The Life Foundation, which is obviously a front for evil deeds.

Willing to take any measure necessary to get “The Story”, journalist Brock goes to far and hacks his own girlfriend Anne Weyings (played by Michelle Williams) laptop, Anne also happens to be the lawyer for master of evil Dr Drakes – convenient.

After stepping over too many boundaries and burning too many bridges, Brocks life falls apart – he loses his job, his girl and ends up as a dishwasher (so the opposite of the Bruce Lee story?). Maybe he should try placing some bets on a sports betting NZ site, to earn a bit of extra money.

Brock is then approached by a doctor who works for The Life Foundation, who has inside information about the evil Dr Drake attempting to cross humans with aliens called symbiotes. So Brock, desperate for a comeback, sets off to investigate and is naturally infected by a symbiote.

Brock then gets a crash course in alien body snatching by the symbiote that is called Venom, Venom gives Brock superhuman strength and healing powers, as well as Bruce Lee Kung Fu moves (no more dishwasher). Along with these amazing powers that Venom shares, he sometimes completely takes over, and we get to see the badass black and white teeth monster bite peoples head off – a highlight for sure.

Brock then teams up with his ex-girlfriend and her new man (strange but true) to figure out what the alien situation is and perhaps if he can have Venom removed – as Venom is eating him from the inside out as he is a parasite (symbiotic should be a beneficial relationship to both parties?) as well as stop the evil Dr Drake.

Too watch or not too Watch – go watch it! It’s a rambling movie, with no direction, the main character does not make sense in the storyline of the movie but…Tom Hardy gives an excellent performance and carries the entire movie basically alone.

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The Green Mile

The Green Mile is a 1999 fantasy crime drama directed and written by Frank Darabont. The film was originally adapted from Stephen King’s novel of the same name that was released in 1996.

The movie stars Tim Hanks alongside the late Michael Clarke Duncan, with supporting roles from James Cromwell, David Morse and Bonnie Hunt. Told in a flashback format, the film tells the story of Paul Edgecomb (Hanks) and his time working as a death row corrections officer during the Great Depression. He recounts the many supernatural events that he experienced.

The film has received a number of positive reviews from critics over the years, and received four Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound, and Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published.

Clarke won the Best Supporting Actor award, while Patricia Clarkson won Best Supporting Actress, and the film itself won Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film at the 2000 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and horror. It’s as riveting as the gambling online NZ has to offer, and just as rewarding too.

The Story

The story starts in Louisiana in 1999, where Paul Edgecomb is residing as a senior resident. He begins to cry while watching the film Top Hat, and when his friend Elaine becomes curious as to why, he explains the experiences he had as a younger man working in death row, a facility still around today where only the worst of the worst go.

It flashes back to 1935, and Edgecomb is shown as the supervisor of the facility that houses a number of inmates sentenced to death. We meet his supporting officers, and before long a new prisoner arrives in the form of John Coffey, a physically imposing but challenged man who was convicted for the murder and rape of two young girls in the area. Despite his crimes, it becomes apparent that Coffey is a gentle and thoughtful individual, and becomes scared at night when the lights are turn off.

The officers witness John perform a number of miracles, including healing Edgecomb’s bladder infection, resurrecting a dead mouse, and completely removes the cancer that was killing Melinda Moores, the wife of the warden. Another inmate is received into the facility in the form of William Wharton, an extremely unhinged mass-murderer who causes endless trouble for both the officers and the other inmates. We learn that Coffey was falsely accused of his crimes, being blamed due to his colour, and that the two young girls were actually murdered by Wharton. Wharton, who is eventually murdered by another officer, Percy Wetmore, after Coffey takes the pain and suffering from Moores and transfers it to Percy. John is then executed shortly after, but does not struggle, welcoming the peace of death after a life of suffering and abuse.

After being taken back to present time, Elaine begins to ponder how old Edgecomb is, and he reveals that he’s 106 years old, and that when John healed his infection, he blessed him with longevity, along with Mr. Jingles, the mouse that John resurrected.