In a movie that fully rejects non-partisan storytelling, how should we handle the championing of one party's viewpoint and the vilification of another's?
Harry opts to see his long-gone loved ones for one reason: he is preparing himself for death.
An eerie discrepancy begins to eek into your head. Who the heck is this whiny Paddy Considine guy? Why does HE get to carry the shotgun out of the woods? It was supposed to be me!
You know who IS trying here, though? Gary Oldman. Gary Oldman is trying.
We inevitably hope the best for Harry because time and time again the boy is subjected to the loss of those he loves.