Of course, sometimes the movie doesn't make sense without that crucial deleted scene, but we just didn't notice it. And stop by to see the deleted scene that will save all your Mondays. It is a confusing age in that society doesn't give you a place to reach your potential outside of exceptional circumstances. But they lose it in a battle, along with most of their munitions. It's probably the first time he let himself do that since his girlfriend back home died.
I remember that being the case and I think that is why it makes people so uncomfortable. That scene has Matilda offering herself for sex with Leon, which Leon flatly refuses. His mental age is about 14-15. The question of why Leon inducts Mathilda into the world of killing is something that's not really addressed in the film. When Stansfield learns that the holder has been taking a cut and adulterating the remainder, his henchmen and he gun down the man's entire family, with the exception of 12-year-old Mathilda , who is able to find refuge with neighbor and professional hitman Léon. How would you describe the relation that developed between Mathilda and Leon in the movie? Leon was filmed in an era where acting still counted and in this film you had no less than three Oscar-worthy performances in one film, and the best performance came from an 11-year-old girl in her film debut. He never drinks, never engages in anything remotely illegal outside of his job.
She is really a figure of an extreme loss of innocence, and one where her childhood has been corrupted into something even more obscene. Every time I watch Leon is as gripping and enjoyable as the first. He additionally asserted that pedophiles will point out that there's no actual pedophilia in the film as an excuse to get around the fact that it turns them on. Are we to judge all art and castigate that which might appeal to people with such interests? That is, of course, until he meets Matilda. Archived from on October 5, 2013.
Girls, like Matilda sure they wear dog collars and try to be sexy. In the film, Léon Reno , a professional hitman, reluctantly takes in 12-year-old Mathilda Portman , after her family is murdered by corrupt agent Oldman. Léon spends his idle time engaging in , nurturing a houseplant, and watching old films. One really frustrating scene for me, another 'stereotypical black female moviegoer' moment is when Mathilda tells the hotel clerk that Leon is her lover. He sees in Matilda someone with some of the simplicity of his emotional palette due to her age but also in some ways very adult and mature because of her upbringing and recent horrific experiences ; she had strength and survival instinct like him, but also a softness and and broader range of emotions that he has long since excised from himself, repressed, or never had to begin with, and so she became a sort of surrogate of feelings - a cipher to help him experience things rather than just performing tasks. Leon-The Professional is one of the most charming and effective love stories I've seen, and Luc Besson's juggling of the taboo relationship and the film's powerhouse action sequences are a major coup. What these people don't realize is his films except those awful arthur-films are shock full of stuff like this.
He wants to distance himself, but though he can't admit it until the end, he loves her too. The acting is first-rate, with Reno, Oldman, and especially 12 year old Portman giving brilliant performances. You are more likely to cause one if you drive very fast and the consequenses get graver, and we cannot trust people to have good judgement on what speed to keep - thus we have speed limits. All these mandates were followed if you watch the film closely. There could only be five of them; Mathilda couldn't be shown inhaling or exhaling smoke; and the character would quit during the course of the film.
She'd be reaching for her guns at the first rebuke from a teacher. If it was entirely one-sided,it is just a girl with a crush, there is nothing to pull against. Anyways, I don't want to go on and on, even though I'd like to, but I loved your blog and if you ever read this and want to talk about it some more my email is concreteayngel aim. They form a perfect match, and just watching the two of them interact is riveting. Natalie Portman as Mathilda, in a tour de force, absolutely nailed her part in her film debut at a stunning 11 years old! Tony tells Mathilda he had been instructed by Léon to give his money to her if anything happened to him; he offers to hold it and provide the money on an allowance basis. The two made plans to elope, but when the girl's father discovered their relationship, he killed her out of anger and escaped justice.
Despite the guns and knives and bombs and drugs, the relationship is innocent. I found it to be very powerful emotionally because of the connection between the two characters and i was sad when leon died. Why does Leon work where so many other action films fail? Nabakov wasn't a pedophile and Lolita certainly isn't an endorsement of pedophilia. True, he kind of came across as damaged goods, kind of like an assasin savant: damn good at teh killing, but kind of clueless otherwise. Secondly, the soundtrack was awful, to the point of being detrimental to the film. We can see that she is definitely not.
He then opens Léon's vest to find a cluster of active grenades which detonate, killing Stansfield. My God, have you seen those beauty contests for 6 year olds? Basically any scene between the two of them is brilliant. Gary Oldman as Stansfield in Léon: The Professional. There's nothing wrong with that, it's still a fruitful enterprise. It's one of my absolute favorite films, and a film that really gets to me emotionally like few others do. Mathilda goes to Tony, as Léon had told her to do in the event of his death. There's no artificially imposed problems that create action scenes, everything comes out of the actions of Mathilda and Leon.