I might be a little biased in reviewing
this movie, however this was one of my favourite films at the movies
and when I heard it was coming to DVD, albeit a little late, I was
absolutely thrilled to bits.
The story of There Will Be Blood revolves
around the life of Daniel Planview, an oil tycoon who is on the
rise. With crude and dangerous equipment, one of Planview's
workmates is crushed in an accident and his baby son is left
fatherless, until Daniel decides to take him under his wing as his
As the story progresses, Daniel Planview remains in an oil rut,
unable to further his riches until one day, a local from a remote
town sells him a map to oil on his father's ranch.
A deal is
brokered and Daniel Planview and his son, H.W. make their way to the
owner of the ranch, only to be sidelined by the owners son, a strange
and charismatic preacher named Eli Sunday (Paul Dano) who holds the
townsfolk in the palm of his hand.
Eventually making a deal with Eli Sunday in a strange agreement
where Daniel Planview must build a church for the preacher, he soon begins
to exploit the town of its oil and when an accident occurs to H.W.,
Eli Sunday blames the oil tycoon for not honoring their intended
deal. From here, the story moves into a higher gear and truly makes
this movie a unique experience. The star of the movie is Daniel
Day-Lewis himself who is truly outstanding as Daniel Planview from
his mannerisms to his accent... perfect!
The theme of the movie revolves around a plethora of human values
from love, hope, greed and corruption that is masterfully directed
by Paul Thomas Anderson which makes There Will be Blood one of the most gripping
movies of the year.
Not once was the story predictable and the
ending will leave you reeling in your seats. With stunning video
and audio quality, the only downside to There Will be Blood is that
the special features which are a little lacking but it still gives the
viewer some behind the scene insights into this amazing movie!
Fishing - deleted scene
Dailies Gone Wild - one single take of Daniel Day-Lewis, in
15 Minutes of Magic - consists of footage of the film inter cut with
archival footage and photos