In Michael Connelly’s “Perfect Things,” a new film starring Edward Norton as neurotic FBI agent John Leary, an investigation into a series of brutal murders takes a turn when the killer’s modus operandi turns the tables on its unsuspecting victims. It’s an action-filled psychological thriller that’s well worth the time – and the movie – that it takes to experience it. The film centers on the meticulous, methodical detail of how agents go about doing their jobs, the complications that arise from that method, and the sometimes personal lives of those sworn to protect the public. The psychological development of these law enforcement officials is well depicted in this film as they try to navigate between duty and compassion while pursuing the elusive perpetrators of the crime. If you’re tired of typical police or detective stories set in present times, then you’ll love this one.
While the details of the story are obviously based on real-life events ดูหนังออนไลน์, the movie version of the perfect things that can happen to a police officer and private investigator are given artistic license. It might not make as much sense as a true-crime procedural but the execution of the details is still remarkably successful, particularly considering the scope and scale of the crime unfold. The movie version takes the notion of the perfect crime scene and magnifies it tenfold by turning it into a live-action soap opera. It might not be the greatest drama on earth (that belongs to David Fincher’s “The Game,” which came out eight years ago) but it’s a highly entertaining piece of work that’s well worth your time.
The writer, Michael Connelly, takes the idea of the perfect things that can happen in real life and applies it to the field of law enforcement and the private investigation business. His plot is simple: A group of federal agents, including one with a dark, twisted past, are called to a murder scene. There, they are faced with emotionally charged and dangerous circumstances that require them to decide what is more important: keeping their cool or stopping a killer. Is it human nature, or is there something else at play? Perhaps, both.
In the first part of the book, the killer has just confessed to his crime and the station chief informs the team that they have six minutes to deal with the situation before the killer strikes again. Part of the difficulty in this part of the book is that one of the agents is bipolar and needs to take medication. He doesn’t know what else he needs to do, so he takes an illegal anti-depressant.
The second part of the book centers on how the other cops and FBI agent to react to the brutal crime scene. Particular attention is paid to an exchange between an agent and one of the killers’ family members. The killer’s brother, played by Chris Evans, comes over to the microphone in a confused state, apparently not remembering what happened the night before. The other agent, played by Brad Pitt, is clearly annoyed that his partner failed to arrive in time and asks why everyone was so busy taking pictures.
The final scene is probably the most intense scene in the book. The cops and FBI agent arrive at the crime scene and wonder what could have happened to someone who was supposed to be home watching the kids. The killer himself walks up and identifies himself. Everyone is confused and neither can they understand what he is saying. One cop blurts out, “You killed him!” Before anyone can figure out what happened, the killer strikes again.