Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Amazon of the Week: Solara

I don't think The Book of Eli holds up all that well as a movie, but that doesn't stop me from appreciating the character of Solara (Mila Kunis). She doesn't start out especially tough - she's as frightened and dominated by Carnegie (Gary Oldman) as the rest of the town - but she's brave enough to take her chance at escape with Eli (Denzel Washington) when she sees it and soon becomes outright heroic.

Kunis is a huge part of what makes Solara a successful character. Even during her time playing the annoying Jackie on That '70s Show, Kunis brought a lot of strength and intelligence to a character who on paper only needed to be pretty and bitchy. She continues giving those qualities to her film characters, which is why I love watching her movies even when she's not wreaking holy vengeance with a submachine gun.


Kal said...

I feel the same way you do about Mila. That is one of the reason I loved her 'Jackie' character way more than any of my associates did. I could see the thought process behind her creation of the character and her motivations for making decisions the way she did.

Jason Copland said...

Plus she's turned super hot since That 70's show. And I never notice stuff like that...


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